How Lakers can cope without Kobe

Originally Published: March 13, 2013
By Kevin Pelton | ESPN Insider

With their playoff hopes in the balance, the Los Angeles Lakers face the possibility of playing without Kobe Bryant for the first time this season after their star shooting guard badly sprained his left ankle in the waning seconds of Monday's loss at Atlanta. Bryant called it the worst ankle sprain he has suffered in his 17-year NBA career, and the Lakers announced afterward that Bryant is out "indefinitely."