Lakers’ Kobe Bryant to see specialist Tuesday

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Kobe Bryant’s visit to see Dr. John Rehm, an ear, nose and throat specialist, to learn more about the broken nose he suffered during Sunday’s All-Star Game in Orlando, Fla., was postponed until Tuesday, the Lakers said Monday.

The Lakers are scheduled to hold their first practice after the All-Star break Tuesday afternoon at 2 (PST). Then they play host Wednesday to the Minnesota Timberwolves. It’s uncertain whether Bryant will be fit to practice or to play.

Or whether he will be forced to wear a protective mask.

Bryant was hurt when Dwyane Wade clobbered him on a drive to the basket with 8:48 left in the third quarter, drawing blood. After getting treatment, he made two free throws to tie Michael Jordan for the most points in All-Star history with 262.

The Lakers play host to Wade and the Miami Heat on Sunday.