Kobe Struggling Through Basketball Preseason

Kobe Bryant (search) went through his hardest scrimmage of the preseason Saturday, and he sounded downcast afterward.

"Every day is a bad day," Bryant said.

"You just kind of take the good with it. We'll get through this situation. Every storm has to end. The sunshine is a rainbow after every storm, so you just go along with it."

Bryant is expected to learn Monday whether he will stand trial in Eagle, Colo., on a sexual assault charge.

A 19-year-old woman accused the Los Angeles Lakers' (search) All-Star guard of raping her on June 30 at the mountain resort where she worked. Bryant has said the two had consensual sex.

Coach Phil Jackson (search) gave a day off to all the Lakers age 30 and older. That left Bryant, 25, to scrimmage with several members of the preseason roster who will not be on the team when the regular season begins.

In the day's final scrimmage, Bryant made a layup rather than dunking the ball.

"I don't have my explosiveness yet, but my conditioning for some reason feels good," said Bryant, who sat out the team's first five exhibition games while recovering from knee and shoulder surgeries.

Bryant had not spoken to the media in more than a week and had been staying out of public view, watching the Lakers' two exhibition games at Staples Center (search) from the players' lounge.

Bryant ruled out playing Sunday against the Cleveland Cavaliers but said he'll be in the lineup for the final two exhibition games on Thursday and Friday.