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Summer Olympians Bryant, Gasol might sit out preseason games to rest

Updated: October 1, 2008, 1:13 AM ET
Associated Press

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol might sit out some of the Los Angeles Lakers' preseason games after a hectic offseason.

Bryant helped lead the United States to a victory over Gasol and Spain in the gold medal game in the Summer Olympics. Bryant and Gasol each took only a few weeks off before reporting for the first day of training camp Tuesday.

Bryant and Gasol played a carefree game of one-on-one near the end of the first of the Lakers' two practices. Their teammates, ...

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