From a financial standpoint, there's no need for Lakers forward Kobe Bryant to fret about collecting a league-leading 13 technical fouls. The cumulative $33,000 in fines pales to the $27.8 million he's making this season.

"You think his money is going to run out?" coach Mike D'Antoni joked.

Should Bryant accumulate 16 technical fouls, though, the NBA will suspend him for a game.

"That's a little nerve-wracking," Bryant said sarcastically. "I don't know if I can control myself."

Bryant earned 16 technicals in the 2010-11 season, marking the only time he's done so in his 17-year career. He came close in other seasons in 2001-02 (14), 2005-06 (15), 2006-07 (14), 2007-08 (15) and 2009-10 (14).

"He just has to watch it," D'Antoni said. "He's smart enough to figure it out."