The question arrives almost daily: Will
There are 13 games left until the April 13 finale, with the
He has played in 96% of games away from
The Lakers' next game after Tuesday is at Phoenix on Wednesday.
"I just don't have answers for you guys," Scott said. "I wish I did. I don't know sometimes until game day. Or game time, really."
Last Friday, Scott said there was a 75% chance Bryant would play later that night against Phoenix, but Bryant ended up sitting out.
In addition to making road games a priority, Bryant has prioritized certain home games over others.
In recent weeks, he played against high-profile teams
Bryant has complained of a sore right shoulder. A torn rotator cuff in the same shoulder ended his 2014-15 season.
Staples Center will host the
The arena, which opened in 1999, also held the All-Star game in 2011 and 2004.
The league chose, atypically, to stage the two most recent All-Star games in cold-weather cities, last month in Toronto and in New York in 2015.
It is scheduled to be in Charlotte next year, another potentially chilly environment, though probably not as frigid as fans, players and media experienced the last two years.
Neither the Lakers nor the
If you're around Robert Sacre enough, it becomes pretty obvious where he went to school.
The Lakers reserve center continually talks about the successes and mourns the losses of his alma mater,
He often calls the Bulldogs "America's Team," which is met with chuckles from teammates and reporters. Gonzaga has never been to the Final Four.
He's been plenty vocal since the Bulldogs upset Seton Hall and Utah in the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament.
"I just hope they lose the next round," Scott said dryly. "I'm tired of listening to him. If they go to the final eight and then the Final Four, we're not going to hear the end of it."
The 11th-seeded Bulldogs play 10th-seeded
LAKERS VS. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
When: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. PDT.
On the air: TV:
Records: Lakers 14-55;
Record vs. Grizzlies: 0-3.
Update: Memphis is still fifth in the