Kobe's knee keeps him out of opener, following game
LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant didn't play in the Los Angeles Lakers' season opener against the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night because of soreness in his surgically repaired right knee.
"This morning it was a little sore," said Bryant, the NBA scoring champion last season with a 35.4-point average -- the league's highest in 19 years. "The thing about the knee is you want to string together a few days where it feels good."
The 28-year-old Bryant raved after practice ...
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