Lakers Won't Bench Kobe Bryant

Despite his recent poor play, the Los Angeles Lakers won't be benching Kobe Bryant. In fact, head coach Byron Scott said Friday it's never going to happen. 

"I would never, never, never do that," Scott said. "That's not an option whatsoever. No, that's not an option."

Bryant is shooting a career-worst 31.1 percent from the field and is hitting just 19.5 percent of his shots from beyond the arc. Bryant was an awful 1 of 14 from the field during the Lakers' drubbing at the hands of Golden State Tuesday. It's the second time he's gone 1 of 14 in his career. 

Scott said the Lakers' plan would continue to be putting Bryant in a position to score.

"Absolutely," Scott told "And we'll just roll with the punches."

Bryant is 39 years old and is coming off three straight seasons that ended early because of injuries. In what might be his last season, Bryant is averaging 15.2 points per game on 30.5 minutes per game. 

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