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NBA lockout: Kobe Bryant has derivation of PRP therapy on right knee and may play in China

July 6, 2011 |  8:00 am

62918047We'll have a chat at 12:30 p.m. Bring all your questions!

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan and Broderick Turner report that Kobe Bryant had a derivation of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy on his right knee about a month ago in Germany.

--The Times' Baxter Holmes reports that Bryant might play exhibition games in China.

--The Times' Douglas Farmer notes that NBA websites have been stripped of player images during the lockout.

--The Times’ Lisa Dillman details how the NBA lockout is affecting players, including members of the Lakers.

--The Times' Mark Heisler doesn't see much progress being in the near future on resolving the lockout.

--The Times' Lance Pugmire compares and contrasts the NBA and NFL lockouts.

--Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick looks at how the NBA lockout could affect player routines.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr looks at possible odd jobs that NBA players could do during the lockout.

--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer wonders if Bryant's knee treatment is a cause for extra concern.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky talks to Darius Morris about playing in L.A.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky notes that a new collective bargaining agreement won't help the Lakers.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin lists five ways the NBA lockout affects the Lakers.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne profiles Lakers assistant general manager Ronnie Lester, who was let go by the team.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford writes about the Lakers' silence on Bryant having the PRP therapy.

--Silver Screen and Roll’s Actuarially Sound provides a player report card on Derek Fisher.

--Forum Blue and Gold’s Darius Soriano provides a take on John Kuester joining the Lakers' coaching staff

Tweet of the Day: July 4th represents/celebrates independence day for our country USA. As we complete our respective celebrations tonight let's not forget there r ppl in our country & around the world that r still without true independence! What r we doing to help them in their struggle? Goodnight! – derekfisher (Lakers guard Derek Fisher)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: Both very good hires for the bench. Quin Snyder has an extremely high IQ and always liked the way he coached at Mizzou. Person is someone who held a lot of weight with the team and has gained more and more respect with the guys over the past 2 seasons (specifically Kobe, and anytime you can appease Kobe, do it). -– Dan DiGenova

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has had to deal with lingering problems associated with an arthritic joint in his right knee. Credit: Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press


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