NBA.com Staff Report
It hasn’t even hit the All-Star Break, and resting-the-stars plans all over the league have taken flight. Monday night, it’s Lakers legend Kobe Bryant back on the bench for some rest.
It’s Mamba’s second straight game on the bench — he also rested Friday’s loss to Utah. The Lakers are in the midst of a four-game road trip and play next at New Orleans on Wednesday (On League Pass, 8 ET).