Wednesday November 11th, 2015

The Los Angeles Lakers have listed Kobe Byrant as questionable for Wednesday’s game against the Orlando Magic after the small forward sat out of Tuesday’s game at Miami with back soreness.

After the 101–88 loss to the Heat, head coach Byron Scott said he planned on keeping Byrant out for Wednesday’s game as well, though there is a chance he could be a game-time decision.

“We’ll see how it feels,” Bryant said when asked if he thought he would be able to play against Orlando, adding that it is “extremely” disappointing to not be able to play in all 82 games of the season.

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Metta World Peace started in Bryant’s absence on Tuesday, scoring 14 points with an assist, two blocks and a steal.

Bryant has struggled to start the season, calling himself “the 200th best player in the league.” The NBA star has averaged 16.5 points, 2.7 assists and 3.5 rebounds in six games.

Bryant recently told Scott that this could be his last season.

- Xandria James

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