Kobe Bryant to start for the Lakers against Pacers

Indianapolis, IN (Sporting Alert) — Kobe Bryant, the only Los Angeles Lakers player to play in every game this season, has declared himself ready to go, despite reports saying he remains a game time decision for tonight’s NBA game against the Indiana Pacers (40-24).

Event: LA Lakers at Indiana
Time: 7:00 pm EDT Fri Mar 15, 2013

Bryant has been doubtful with a sprained ankle he picked up in the defeat against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night and Lakers fans are hoping that the many-times All-Star will recover enough to face the Pacers.

Lakers (34-32) have listed Bryant as a game-time decision, but according to reports, the 34-year-old is set to give it ago and will actually start tonight, as he tries to keep his team in a playoffs spot.

He was seen earlier going through a light solo shootaround, but did appear to be moving slower than normal as he took small steps around the three-point line.

Los Angeles team doctors said Bryant has been doing much better today after spending most of the time receiving treatment on the ankle, which now appears to be feeling a little better.

Lakers reports that the swelling has gone down significantly.

Bryant has played all 66 games for the Lakers this season.

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