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Dwight Howard told Sports Illustrated that Kobe Bryant has been helping him with his game play for about four years. (Photo: REUTERS / Kevin Kolczynski)
Kobe Bryant didn't practice yesterday due to foot woes, and his status for tonight's game is up in the air. But knowing the Bean, he'll probably play, since he, oh, hates Utah.
Remember the four airballs his rookie year? Bryant sure hasn't.
His Lakers will face off against the Utah Jazz as the Lakers continue to try to climb back to .500. The game is on television, but you can watch a free live stream online here.
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The Jazz, meanwhile, are off to their own disappointing start after making the playoffs last season. They've lost to the San Antonio Spurs, New Orleans Hornets, and Memphis Grizzlies already.
But with a front line of Al Jefferson and Paul Milsapp, the Jazz have the size and skills needed to battle with LA's twin towers -- Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard.
Steve Nash is still out with a slight fracture in his leg -- he may be out a while. At the age 39, Nash is at this stage of his career in which a minor injury could turn into a major one. It's a smart move to take as much time off as needed, and to err on the side of caution.
Steve Blake, Nash's backup, was fined $25,000 for getting at it with a fan. Don't expect the Jazz crowd -- a notoriously rowdy bunch -- will let him play the game in peace, either.
Both teams are 1-3, and both have playoffs hopes. One has title hopes. Needless to say, they are both, to a certain degree, frustrated right now.