With just five weeks left in their miserable season, the Lakers elected to preserve their superstar guard for next year, when he’ll be 36.
“It’s disappointing,” Bryant said at the Lakers’ training complex. “You want to get out there and play and perform, but at the same time, you’ve just got to be realistic and go from there.”
Hockey player out for season after collapse
DALLAS (AP) — Rich Peverley will not play again this season after the Dallas Stars forward collapsed on the bench during a game.
One of Peverley’s doctors said at a news conference Wednesday that the 31-year-old will undergo a procedure that was originally planned for after the season. He was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat in training camp.
Dr. Robert Dimeff said Peverley’s playing status beyond this season is unknown.
Peverley missed a game last week before going down in the first period Monday against Columbus, stunning players and fans.
Peverley was stabilized by doctors at American Airlines Center and taken to a Dallas hospital, where was in stable condition and undergoing tests. The game was postponed.
Sharper charged with sexual assault in Arizona
PHOENIX (AP) — Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper was indicted in Arizona on charges of sexual assault and administering dangerous drugs, authorities said Wednesday.
It was the latest development in several ongoing sexual assault investigations involving the 38-year-old Sharper in Louisiana, California, Florida, Arizona and Nevada.
Sharper is currently in custody in Los Angeles, where he has pleaded not guilty to seven rape and drug counts in connection with two alleged attacks in Hollywood. He had been freed on $1 million bail until an arrest warrant was issued in a New Orleans case.
In Arizona, the Tempe Police Department said a grand jury in metro Phoenix had indicted Sharper after sexual assaults committed in Tempe in November.