Kobe Bryant said after practice today that he plans to play Wednesday against the Clippers, scoffing at the notion of sitting out after he suffered a dislocated right ring finger in Monday’s victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. He said he plans to tape his finger. He also hopes to learn how far he can push it during the Lakers’ morning shootaround.
“I’ll probably have to test it out and see how it goes and see how it loosens up and see how my hand responds to it and just kind of feel my way through things,” Bryant said. “I’ll know a lot more after the shootaround. I’ll get here early and get my shots up and handle the ball and see what I can do and what I can’t do, and go from there.”