U.S. basketball team player Kobe Bryant
attends a training session for the Beijing Olympics at the Venetian
Macao-Resort-Hotel in Macau July 30, 2008.(Xinhua/Reuters
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Los Angeles Lakers
star forward Kobe Bryant said on Wednesday his right knee injury was not serious
and may not prevent him from competing in the NBA preseason.
Bryant said he had felt better on Wednesday after he
injured his right knee on Tuesday in the Los Angeles Lakers' 102-98 win over the
Charlotte Bobcats in San Diego.
Bryant, the reigning league MVP, was injured under
the Lakers' basket when he banged knees with teammate Josh Powell while going
for a rebound.
"There was no swelling. At that point, I knew I was
OK. Some injuries can go either way. You've got to get lucky. I didn't sleep
much, to be honest with you. Just moving it around, seeing if it was all right,"