Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant Survives Scare vs. Memphis Grizzlies

By Ian Meredith
Mark D. Smith – USA TODAY Sports

During the Los Angeles Lakers‘ recent win over the Memphis Grizzlies things continued to look better and better for the Lakers as their superstar Kobe Bryant continued to get closer to his pre-injury form. Things then took a scary turn late in second half as Bryant looked to have twisted his knee and was clearly shaken up on the play. Although he finished the game for 21 points, five rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block his status going forward was unknown at this point. Well Lakers fans can rejoice as Bryant has come out and stated that he is simply “a little stiff” and will be ready to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves Friday night.

Bryant continues to man the point guard position as the Lakers are without all three of their point guards on the roster in Steve Nash, Steve Blake and Jordan Farmar due to various injuries. Farmar was looking forward to possibly returning against the Timberwolves but has since been ruled out till at least Christmas Day. That leaves a minimum of three more games with Bryant starting at the point, and although he is more than capable of manning the position the Lakers are in desperate need of depth at the position, both to relieve Bryant’s minutes and allow him to play the two guard.

The Lakers are a decent 12-13 so far 25 games into the 2013-14 NBA season yet are only 2-4 since Bryant’s return to the lineup. In all fairness the Lakers have won two of their last three and Bryant looks to be getting closer and closer to 100 percent by the game. With Bryant avoiding any setbacks and sidestepping the recent injury scare things seem to be looking up for the Mamba. If the Lakers point guard group could get healthy there is always the possibility of a playoff seed in the Western Conference this year.

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