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Kobe: “Felt Like I Could Do Anything I Wanted To” In Practice

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In an exclusive interview with ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, Kobe Bryant talked about numerous things including his progress so far this week. While most anticipated Bryant would make his return this Friday night against the Sacramento Kings, he plans to have another strong workout and Sunday against the Toronto Raptors remains a possibility.

After two practices this week, Bryant has not had any setbacks with his Achilles and is just dealing with typical soreness that any 18-year veteran would be dealing with:

“The Achilles feels pretty good. You know, other than that, dealing with the typical things that a player playing 18 years is going to deal with. Sore here, sore there.”

While the five-time champion thought he was weeks away from a return, he’s now taking it day-by-day and feels very confident that a return is near:

“It feels that way. It feels pretty good. This is the second day now where I’ve been able to get out there and move around and play — and play pretty well. Felt like I could do anything I wanted to do out there on the floor.”

In Tuesday’s practice, Bryant jumped off his right leg for a left-handed dunk. When asked about the dunk, he described it as a “strong layup” and is refusing to jump off his left leg when the media is around for now.

While a return against the Raptors remains a possibility, Kobe will continue to measure his game over the next two days before deciding if he’ll play. With so much optimism from the coaching staff and teammates, the Lakers are looking forward to having their superstar back on the court.

Here is Kobe Bryant’s interview with Dave McMenamin via ESPN:

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  • Asa Lewis

    #TheReturn

  • Beatboxdamir

    Kobe come back

  • LakersHeatBeef

    The return of Kobe is near.December 13 will be 8 months since surgery.OKC?

  • CJae

    Team Mamba all day baby!!!

  • Zimmeredge

    did anyone see Kendall Marshall’s performance?

    • LakersHeatBeef

      Kendall Marshall scores 31 in debut with 87ers, could he be on the way to Sixers?But maybe the Lakers want to get a PG but no PG wants to sign since it’s a short term job until Farmar and Nashty get back.Then that new PG would likely see zero minutes and all DNP.So no PG wants that job possibly.Marshall wants a stable situation IMO.Lakers gotta just roll with what they got for now tbh.IDK it would be nice getting Kendall tbh.

      • Zimmeredge

        are you kiddin’ me? after loosing Thomas to the spurs… we have to get Kendall Marshall he is not only the only guy available on the market for free with decent skills, he’s also the only guy available who can run d’antoni’s offense effectively.
        that would be a blow. and i don’t understand that, for a player of his age to say with everything to proove “i don’t want to be back up #3 in LA behind Nash, Blake and Farmar while having the chance to learn the game from Kobe, Nash and all these amazing players”… that’s pure nonsense especially to go to Philly. even short term. what he will learn and gain in exchange is two or three what he will get in Philly.
        if he’s playing well during this month then he will be in a position to stay here and he might get some minutes along the way.

        • Jim213

          May likely be a good fit (Lakers) temporarily given his style of play which suits the coach’s system. However, looking at a few scouting reports from college and the NBA, Marshall still needs to improve on his shooting, ability to score within the paint, and a few other things which are noticeable if you watch a few of his vids. I’d go with trading Nash (upon his return?) but let’s see what management SMH does.

          • Zimmeredge

            the thing is that Kendall Marshall has never scored that high amount of point in a single game. you’ll tell me that every single player can average 30ppg because the level of the d-league is really low. but he improved a bit on his shooting.
            consistency. he needs consistency and regularity. I followed what he has done in Phoenix. He had his chance but he didn’t fully deliver what was expected from him.

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