Any possibility of Kobe Bryant returning soon has been completely tossed out the window. On Tuesday the Lakers announced that their star guard will be out at least another month, as he continues to recover from a knee injury.
Bryant was examined on Tuesday and still has pain and swelling in his left knee, in which he suffered a fracture of the tibial plateau on December 17. Previously, Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni claimed Bryant would be back before the All-Star Game, but that has been completely dismissed now. The 35-year-old guard will be re-examined in approximately three weeks.