Now it’s Kobe’s tendon

Kobe Bryant revealed today he’s more troubled by a strained tendon on the outside of his left ankle than by sprained ligaments. He said he was unsure whether he could play against the Boston Celtics on Thursday night at Staples Center. “Right now it’s a no,” he said. “If I wake up tomorrow and I feel drastically different, then I’ll play, but I doubt it.” Bryant suffered what the team has called a sprained ankle Jan. 29 against the Philadelphia 76ers. He played in the next two games, including the Lakers’ victory Jan. 31 over the Celtics in Boston, but then skipped the next four games, plus the All-Star game Sunday in Dallas.