Lakers trainer wants Kobe Bryant to rest 1-2 weeks, Byron Scott doesn’t envision that

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Kobe Bryant missed a game with a strained right Achilles tendon. Then, he returned for last night’s Lakers-Pelicans game only to leave in the first half when his right Achilles became sore.

How is Lakers coach Byron Scott handling his hobbled 37-year-old star?

Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times:

Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News:

I understand and respect Kobe’s desire to play as much as possible before he retires. But if he keeps pressing now, he faces significant risk of a setback that costs him far more than a week or two.