Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott announced that Kobe Bryant will not play against the Chicago Bulls on Christmas Day. Bryant sat out Tuesday's win over the Golden State Warriors to rest.
"I'll get back to being healthy like I was at the beginning of the season," Bryant said.
Over 27 games this season, Bryant has averaged 24.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists. Bryant, 36, is in his 19th season with the Lakers. He missed most of last season due to multiple injuries.
The Lakers (9-19) face the Mavericks in Dallas on Friday.
- Chris Johnson