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Lakers prepare for possibility that Kobe Bryant is out for season
Lakers prepare for possibility that Kobe Bryant is out for season

The Lakers are preparing for the worst-case scenario of Kobe Bryant missing the rest of the season, a decision to be determined Monday. Bryant consulted with team doctor Steve Lombardo on Friday and discussed the possibility of season-ending surgery on a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. Bryant will meet with sports-medicine specialist Neal ElAttrache on Monday, a second opinion as Lakers Coach Byron Scott put it, and perhaps a last-ditch effort to avoid going under the knife. "It doesn't look good," said a person familiar with the situation. Scott added, "Yeah, I'm worried. I think we all are in the organization." Surgery for Bryant would...

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