Kobe Bryant's knee fracture sustained in December will likely rule the five-time NBA champion out of the All-Star game as well. Just one week after getting a starters berth – as voted by the fans – Bryant experienced swelling and soreness in the knee. The Lakers announced he will be evaluated again in three weeks.
Bryant has played in just six games this season after almost seven-and-a-half months on the sidelines recovering from a torn Achilles tendon.
"(I'm) down about it," Bryant said after the Lakers' 104-92 loss to the NBA-leading Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night. "I didn't know what to expect. It's an injury that I really can't measure so I have no idea what it's supposed to feel like. It's tough. It never really hurt when I was walking on it in the first place, so it's tough to gauge it."
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