Lakers coach Byron Scott: ‘Not an option’ to bench Kobe Bryant
“I would never, never, never do that,” Scott said. “That's not an option whatsoever. No, that's not an option.”
Bryant, 37, has recorded a career-worst 31.1 shooting percent from the field and 19.5 percent from 3-point range so far this season.
On Tuesday, Bryant told reporters that he wasn’t concerned about his personal performance as much as he is focused on the team improving as a whole.
“My shooting will be better,” Bryant said after Tuesday’s game against the Golden State Warriors. “I could’ve scored 80 tonight. It wouldn’t have made a damn difference. We just have bigger problems.”
The 20-year-veteran is in the final year of his contract with the Lakers and is a five-time NBA champion and 17-time All Star.