This much was known as the Los Angeles Lakers reassembled after the All-Star break: Kobe Bryant sustained a concussion and might not play Wednesday against Minnesota, Andrew Bynum’s knee wasn’t quite 100 percent and Pau Gasol was still a member of the team . . . for now.
Not exactly the scent of a championship season.
First things first: A new NBA policy could prevent Bryant from playing Wednesday after a neurologist diagnosed him Tuesday with a concussion from a hard foul by Miami guard Dwyane Wade in Sunday’s All-Star game.