NEW YORK --
He's eager to increase his workout regimen back in Los Angeles this week after the
"I'll finally do more things than just riding a bike," he said Sunday. "That's killing me. Absolutely killing me."
Bryant hasn't played since sustaining a fractured knee Dec. 17 in Memphis. He had only recently returned after missing 19 games while recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon.
Before he curbs his bike work, he needs to get doctors' clearance. And the Lakers need to get out of frigid
Bryant already has his schedule sorted out when the Lakers return to sunny California.
"I'll throw on some shorts, I'll throw on a T-shirt and I'll walk outside, for one. Then I'll go to the doctor and get my check-up and go from there," he said.
Meanwhile, he's had to watch the Lakers (16-28) continue to struggle on the court, losing 15 of 18 before Sunday's game.
He seemed to enjoy
"That was the most irritated I've seen Pau in a long, long time," Bryant said. "I haven't really seen him come in and have a tantrum in the locker room, which is good. It's something that needs to be done.
"It can't be something where we're losing and it becomes accepted. Or the whole 'We gave it a good effort' sort of thing. We don't do that around here. That's not what it's about. It's not about giving good effort. It's about winning championships."