LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will be out for the remainder of the season, the team confirmed Wednesday.

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Bryant will not be with the Los Angeles Lakers on the team’s upcoming road trip, as he stays behind to have his fractured knee re-examined.

Bryant, who is on his 18th season with the Lakers, believes changes need to be made throughout the organization, not from the roster.

“You have to start with Jim and Jeanie[Buss], and how that relationship plays out,” said Bryant. “It starts there in having clear direction, clear authority. Then it goes down to the coaching staff -what they want to D’Antoni.  It has start from the top.”

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Bryant, who was elected to — but unable to play in — his 16th All Star game this year, has only played in six games this season.

With stars such as Steve Nash also sidelined, the Lakers are just 22-42 for the season.

The team, which suffered a record loss to the Clippers last week, has 18 games left and is not eligible to make it to the playoffs.

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Bryant signed a two-year contract extension believed to be worth nearly $50 million in November of last year.