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Byron Scott wants Kobe to 'think twice' about trying to play in all 82 Lakers games

Should Kobe be trying to play in all 82 games?

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Kobe Bryant has played in all six regular season games for the Los Angeles Lakers so far, which has left him feeling apparently optimistic about his health. Byron Scott told reporters after the team's loss to the New York Knicks on Sunday that Bryant had recently come to him and stated his goal was to play in all 82 of the team's regualar season games if possible.

For a 37-year old coming off of three consecutive seasons ended early by injury, such a goal may not be possible, or even wise to shoot for. Byron Scott has realized this, and told Mike Bresnahan of the L.A. Times that he told Bryant that maybe the two of them should "think twice" about whether or not that should be their goal. However, as reported by Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News, Scott also sounds like he trusts Kobe enough that he will let him have input on whether or not he attempts to go 82 for 82 in the games played column:

Also via Medina, Bryant sat out of the Lakers' practice on Monday in an attempt to be ready for the team's back to back on Tuesday and Wednesday against the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic.