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Kobe Bryant Is Out For The Season

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Kobe Bryant during the NBA game at US Airways Center on January 15, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. Christian Petersen—Getty Images

Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant is out for the rest of the season due to a fracture in his knee as the Los Angeles Lakers struggle to hold on. Bryant, who signed a two-year, $48.5 million contract extension in November, has played just six games this season

Kobe Bryant will miss the rest of the season after being sidelined with a fracture in his knee.

The Los Angeles Lakers star has been out since Dec. 17 due to his knee injury and missed the season’s first 19 games while recovering from a torn Achilles tendon, ESPN reports. Bryant has played just six games this season after signing a two-year, $48.5 million contract extension in November. A team physician said last month that the five-time NBA champion would be sidelined for at least another three weeks.

Coach Mike D’Antoni said at the time he wasn’t sure if Bryant would be back on the court this season. “I don’t know,” he said. “That’s out of my hands. We’ll see. I have no answer to that one.”

The Lakers are 22-42 so far this season.

[ESPN]

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