Kobe Bryant shot 8 for 30 for 25 points in the Los Angeles Lakers' loss to the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.
Byron Scott said he is considering giving Bryant a rest for at least one game, and Bryant agreed with the likelihood.
"There's probably not much of an option … it might make sense," Bryant said. "It's fatigue and then just general soreness, joint soreness, body soreness."
Bryant, who had nine turnovers on Sunday, also seemed to wrestle with the idea of missing a game.
"I take a lot of pride in trying to play all 82, obviously," he said. "People come and spend their hard-earned money and come to watch us play, hoping I'm out there. I try to take that into account every single night."