Bryant's funny bone is bruised and so are Los Angeles' playoff hopes after a loss in Oklahoma City.
This comes as a bit of a warning after the flagrant foul against Blake Griffin on Sunday, since the Lakers play the Thunder tonight.
Lakers star turns back the clock with a dunk over Josh Smith in victory Sunday.
And the Lakers topped it off by playing one of their best games, with Dwight Howard scoring 24 points.
The West won, but the star of the weekend was Michael Jordan, who did nothing more than turn 50.
It's all a matter of rings when Michael Jordan has to choose between Kobe and LeBron.
His dad thinks he needs to talk to Kobe Bryant. Howard says teams are targeting his injured shoulder. Just a typical few days in Lakerland.
What sets him apart this time is a deadly efficienty.
Two games with 14 assists have brought two wins for Lakers.
Players "went at each other" in a clear-the-air meeting that accomplished little.