Posted Oct 6, 2012 8:54 AM
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Kobe Bryant sat out both of the Los Angeles Lakers' practices on Friday with soreness in his right foot.
Bryant practiced on the Lakers' first four days of training camp, but skipped the morning session Friday. The Lakers expected him to practice in the evening session, but the superstar was held out after further evaluation.
The fifth-leading scorer in NBA history is beginning his 17th season with the Lakers. He is a five-time NBA champion and a 14-time All-Star.
The Lakers will practice at their training complex Saturday before traveling to Fresno, Calif., for their preseason opener Sunday against Golden State.
New center Dwight Howard won't play in Fresno while recovering from offseason back surgery, but is participating in nearly every part of Los Angeles' camp practices.
Marc Gasol gets inside and throws down a big right-handed flush.
Mike Conley draws the foul on Tony Parker with the shot-fake and sinks the tough jumper.
Zach Randolph gathers the rebound off the Tayshaun Prince miss and puts it back.
|Pondexter's Bucket and Foul|
Quincy Pondexter gets inside for the tough reverse layup and the foul.
|Duncand to Diaw|
Tim Duncan hits Boris Diaw underneath with a pretty bounce-pass for the layup.