Kobe Bryant Injury: Updates on Lakers Star's Shoulder and Return

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist

Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant watches sits on the bench in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
Brandon Dill/Associated Press

Los Angeles Lakers veteran Kobe Bryant was battling a sore shoulder but has since returned to action. 

Continue for updates.


Bryant to Play vs. Warriors

Sunday, March 6

Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times noted Bryant's return against Golden State.


Bryant Has Struggled to Find Consistency with Shot in Final Season

Bryant, 37, has still managed to post 16.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game, though he's shot a career-worst 35.1 percent from the field.

Without question, he's earned his long curtain call. He won five NBA titles with the Lakers and was a two-time NBA Finals MVP, a one-time league MVP, an 18-time All-Star and an 11-time first-team All-NBA selection.

Ultimately, the Lakers haven't minded his poor shooting percentage or the team's overall struggles, as Los Angeles is looking to keep its protected first-round pick, which will go to the Philadelphia 76ers unless the Lakers end up with a top-three selection.

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