Bryant Out vs. Denver

Kobe Bryant will miss his fourth straight game due to tenosynovitis of the shin.

Kobe BryantKobe Bryant talks to Ramon Sessions and Quin Snyder on the Lakers' bench at New Orleans. - Layne Murdoch - Getty Images/NBAE

For the fourth consecutive game, Kobe Bryant will not play due to tenosynovitis of the left shin.

Mike Brown relayed that information after Friday morning's shootaround, in advance of L.A.'s 7:30 p.m. matchup with the Denver Nuggets.

Bryant missed the team's loss at Phoenix and consecutive wins at New Orleans and San Antonio, the most recent game featuring Andrew Bynum's 30 rebounds in the win over the Spurs.

Bryant's status for Sunday's game against Dallas remains a question mark.