Once again Kobe Bryant sat out Lakers practice Saturday with a bruised foot.
Once again he watched practice and received treatment.
Will he make it opening night Tuesday at Staples Center against the Dallas Mavericks?
"I don't know," said Coach Mike Brown. "It wouldn't surprise me if he did."
Bryant hurt the foot last Sunday in a preseason game against the Sacramento Kings, sitting out the final two exhibitions as the Lakers went 0-8.
Teammate Pau Gasol echoed Brown's sentiment.
"Knowing Kobe, I think he'll play," Gasol said. "He plays through so much."
Brown wouldn't commit to a replacement if Bryant doesn't go, but the decision would be between reserve guards Jodie Meeks and Devin Ebanks.