Dec 17, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) after the game against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum. Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 96-92 Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Lakers unable to run tests on Kobe Bryant's knee

The Los Angeles Lakers were hopeful that they’d be able to test Kobe Bryant‘s injured knee after the NBA’s All-Star break, but that won’t be the case as Kevin Ding reports Kobe’s knee has not healed enough.

Kobe’s knee hasn’t healed enough even to warrant a diagnostic test yet, Lakers say. Obviously not close to a return.

At this point, it’s difficult to tell if there is seriousness with Kobe’s knee and it’s really not healing propertly or if the Lakers are simply delaying the process given their situation.

While Bryant wants to play again this season, there’s absolutely zero reason for the Lakers to allow him to do so if there’s even the smallest hint of re-injuring himself. The only way Bryant should see the court this year is if he’s completely healthy and 100 percent recovered.

The Lakers really don’t need to be winning anymore games than need be either given their current placing in the NBA’s lottery, so hopefully for the Lakers, they’re simply trying to stall a return until Kobe is perfectly healthy.

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