Phil After Practice

As one may have expected, Kobe Bryant will be taping his injured finger.

“It’ll be something he has to tape for a considerably long time,” said Phil Jackson. “Maybe the whole season even … But (athletic trainer Gary) Vitti said it wasn’t as bad as he anticipated.”

Neither Bryant nor Derek Fisher participated in practice on Tuesday, getting their regular practice rest from Jackson, but both are ready to play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

Jackson went on to speak more about Bryant’s finger injury, which you can watch in the practice video.