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Ebanks & McRoberts to Start

Kobe Out vs. Clippers

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who suffered a right wrist injury in Monday night’s game against the Clippers, was examined today by Dr. Steven Shin of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic and underwent an MRI exam. Results show that Bryant has a torn lunotriquetral ligament.

Bryant will not play in tonight’s game against the Clippers and his status is day-to-day.

UPDATE: We can expect Derek Fisher to start at the point on Wednesday after not playing in Monday’s preseason opener, and with Bryant out, Devin Ebanks could start at the two. This would keep Matt Barnes in place as the starting small forward, with Metta World Peace coming off the bench. Coach Mike Brown had previously mentioned that Ebanks could get a start at the three, as he’s still figuring out who will be awarded that spot on Christmas Day.

The Lakers have not ruled out having Kobe play in the Christmas Day opener against Chicago. That will depend on whether he can practice in next few days and how his wrist feels. – Mike Trudell

The Many Sweater Vests of Mike Brown

In response to a question about how he is different from his predecessor Phil Jackson last week, head coach Mike Brown joked that he knew one thing for sure–his eyeglass collection was superior to Jackson’s.

After Tuesday’s practice in El Segundo, Brown was queried about another part of his personal fashion, the omnipresent sweater vests. As you can see above, Brown has has been sporting a variety of different colored sweater vests around the team’s practice facility. And these are just the ones we caught on camera this week.

“I love sweater vests,” said Brown. “Been wearing them forever.”

But where does he get them? Watch the video below to find out.

Or if you don’t have a free 39 seconds to watch and just want to know, his supplier is new equipment manager Carlos Maples.

Exit Interview Schedule

Below is the schedule for exit interviews over the next two days:

9:00 – Andrew Bynum – Video
9:30 – Ron Artest – Video
10:00 – Steve Blake – Video
10:30 – Shannon Brown – Video
11:00 – Luke Walton – Video
11:30 – Derek Fisher – Video

1:00 – Pau Gasol – Video
1:30 – Theo Ratliff – Video
2:00 – Joe Smith – Video
2:30 – Devin Ebanks – Video
3:00 – Trey Johnson – Video
3:30 – Derrick Caracter

10:00 – Kobe Bryant
10:30 – Matt Barnes
11:00 – Lamar Odom

After Lamar, Mitch Kupchak will meet with the media and then Phil Jackson.

Lakers Second Round Schedule

The Lakers open up their second round playoff matchup with the Dallas Mavericks Monday night at STAPLES Center. DESKTOP SCHEDULE WALLPAPER

Game 1 – Mon May 2 Dallas at L.A. Lakers 7:30PM TNT
Game 2 – Wed May 4 Dallas at L.A. Lakers 7:30PM TNT
Game 3 – Fri May 6 L.A. Lakers at Dallas TBD ESPN
Game 4 – Sun May 8 L.A. Lakers at Dallas 12:30PM ABC
Game 5 * Tue May 10 Dallas at L.A. Lakers TBD TNT
Game 6 * Thu May 12 L.A. Lakers at Dallas TBD ESPN
Game 7 * Sun May 15 Dallas at L.A. Lakers 12:30PM ABC

* if necessary

Kobe Game 5 Hammer Dunk Triptych

For those that might have missed it last night on the Lakers’ Twitter and Facebook accounts here’s a triptych of Kobe’s dunk over Emeka Okafor in the second quarter of Game 5.

(Photos by Harry How/Getty Images, Design by Ty Nowell/

Lakers First Round Schedule

The second seeded Lakers take on the seventh seeded New Orleans Hornets in the first round of the 2011 NBA Playoffs. Here’s the entire schedule.

Game 1 – Sun April 17 New Orleans at L.A. Lakers 12:30PM ABC
Game 2 – Wed April 20 New Orleans at L.A. Lakers 7:30PM TNT / FS West
Game 3 – Fri April 22 L.A. Lakers at New Orleans 6:30PM ESPN / KCAL9
Game 4 – Sun April 24 L.A. Lakers at New Orleans 6:30PM TNT / KCAL9
Game 5 * Tue April 26 New Orleans at L.A. Lakers TBD TBD / FS West
Game 6 * Thu April 28 L.A. Lakers at New Orleans TBD TBD / KCAL9
Game 7 * Sat April 30 New Orleans at L.A. Lakers TBD TNT / FS West

(all times pacific, local broadcasts TBD)

Pau Gasol MRI Update

From the Lakers PR Staff:

Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol, who suffered an injury to his right knee in yesterday’s game against the Denver Nuggets, was examined today by team physician Dr. Steve Lombardo. Results of an MRI revealed that Gasol has a bone bruise. His status is day-to-day.

Barnes to Play Tonight

Phil Jackson said @Matt_Barnes22 will be dressed and ready to play tonight vs. Charlotte.less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

Gasol Joins Bryant on All-Star Team

For the fourth time in his career Pau Gasol has been named to the Western Conference All-Star team.

Gasol has averaged a double-double on the season with 18.4 points and 10.6 rebounds to go along with 3.7 assists and 1.92 blocks per game while starting games at both center and power forward.

Pau made his All-Star debut in 2006 in Houston but failed to record a point as he went 0-for-3 from the field in just under 15 minutes of play but did grab a game-high 12 rebounds for the West. Since then he’s gone for double-digit points in both appearances, tallying 14 in Phoenix in 2009 and 13 last year at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.

The 60th All-Star Game will be played at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 20.