Kobe update

Kobe Bryant said his hyper-extended right knee was sore, but he didn’t have much else to report after the Lakers’ 102-98 victory Tuesday night over the Charlotte Bobcats at the San Diego Sports Arena. He said he would know more Wednesday afternoon. He’s scheduled to be re-examined by the team’s medical staff. The team termed him day-to-day.
Meanwhile at Staples Center, where the Clippers played host to Phoenix, Suns center Shaquille O’Neal told our own Ramona Shelburne, “Wow, I hope he’s OK. That’s my guy.”
The Lakers didn’t seem overly concerned about Bryant’s injury immediately after the game, with Phil Jackson saying rather playfully that the league’s reigning MVP would “maybe” play in Tuesday’s regular-season opener against Portland.
Said Derek Fisher when asked if Bryant would play Tuesday, “Definitely.”
Bryant was hurt with 3:08 left in the first half, when he landed awkwardly while chasing after a rebound. He left for the locker room and didn’t return to the game. He watched the second half from a seat near the bench while dressed in street clothes.

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