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Kobe Bryant to sit out against San Antonio (Web links)

April 11, 2012|By Mark Medina

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan mentions Kobe Bryant's left shin has improved, but not enough to play San Antonio.

--Fox Sports' Sam Amico details how veteran teams, such as the Spurs and the Lakers, still remain contenders.'s Fran Blinebury remains concerned about Andrew Bynum's behavior.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding notes that Bryant always plays if he's physically capable.

--ESPN Dallas' Tim MacMahon argues Lamar Odom's act in Dallas grew tiresome.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin reports Bryant isn't wearing a protective boot anymore.

--The San Antonio Express-News' Mike Monroe mentions the importance of the Lakers-Spurs game.

--Sports Illustrated's Britt Robson ranks the Spurs at No. 1 overall.

--The Daily News' Elliot Teaford observed that Bryant limped after getting off the trainer's table during Tuesday's practice.'s Mike Trudell catches up with Ramon Sessions on how he's fitting in with the Lakers.

--Silver Screen and Roll's Ben R explains how the Lakers are treading water.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano breaks down the Lakers' defensive decline.

Tweet of the Day: "Perspective on Kobe's shin: He usually plays when he could play. But if he doesn't rest this properly, condition will just return." -- KevinDing (Orange County Register's Kevin Ding)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "A healthy Kobe is a big factor for the Lakers. Another big factor, though, is avoiding the Grizzlies in the opening round. The Clippers should be concerned, too. I think they could take out the L.A. teams as the home or road team. I was there when the Lakers lost to them at Staples. The Blue Bears have size and a lot of speed." -- TomHicks

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