Yesterday, we heard that Kobe Bryant would be out for at least two more weeks.
Make it three.
During tonight’s game against the Indiana Pacers, the Los Angeles Lakers announced that Bryant would be out for a further three weeks at least before he will be able to make a return to the court.
This means that Kobe will be unavailable to play in the 2014 NBA All-Star Game on February 16.
However, that isn’t the end of the world for Bryant as he wasn’t all that keen on the idea of playing in the All-Star showcase anyway.
Bryant’s sixteenth selection to the All-Star Game will still stand, while the league will select a replacement for the Black Mamba.
If it was up to Bryant to decide, you’d imagine he’d select Damian Lillard to take his place in the lineup.
In recent weeks, Kobe has been urging fans to vote for younger players such as Lillard instead of himself – perhaps a sign that he never intended to play in the game, anyway.