News

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant likely out for season opener

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant likely out for season opener

OUT FOR GAME 1: Kobe Bryant is still recovering from an injury. Photo: Reuters

By Adam Rose

BEIJING (Reuters) – Kobe Bryant’s recovery from an Achilles injury will likely keep him out of his team’s season-opener in two weeks, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni said on Tuesday.

Bryant, 35, suffered a season-ending torn left Achilles’ tendon last April and only recently returned from Germany where he had an innovative procedure on an arthritic right knee.

“No, I don’t think so,” D’Antoni told reporters when asked if Bryant would be ready for the Lakers’ 2013-14 season opener versus the Los Angeles Clippers on October 29. “It’s an ongoing process, but that would be tough.”

Bryant, a five-time National Basketball Association champion and 15-time All-Star, was with his team for Tuesday’s pre-season game in Beijing and watched from the Lakers bench as the Golden State Warriors enjoyed a 100-95 win.

The two teams will play again on Friday in Shanghai.

News from ClarksvilleNow.com

mobile-pantry

yesterday in News

Mobile pantry to offer food boxes for those in need

Those who need assistance can visit Burt Elementary School Saturday.

water-leak

yesterday in News

Boil Water Advisory issued in Crofton, Ky

Customers should boil their water for a minimum of two minutes before use.

money clipart

yesterday in Crime, News

Victim loses $1,500 in Craigslist vehicle scam

The woman attempted to purchase the car through eBay Motors using Reloadit cards.

beer-sales

yesterday in Crime, News

Four businesses cited for underage alcohol sales

The Clarksville Police Department’s Special Operations Unit conducted compliance checks Jan. 23.

gavel

yesterday in News

Group to examine Tennessee sentencing laws, recidivism

Tennessee’s current sentencing structure has been in place for more than 20 years.