Found October 18, 2013 on Beyond The Buzzer:
Kobe Bryant is inching closer towards his return, here he is before Friday’s exhibition game in Shanghai vs. the Warriors getting in some on-court sprints and mid-range set jumpers: Big cheers from the crowd for the sprinting Mamba: — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 18, 2013 Mid-range Kobe: — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 18, 2013 Notice not much lift on the jumpers? Kobe doesn’t have that “push” yet, “but it’s coming along.” Not ready yet. @kobebryant to @lakersreporter in China on rehab: "Its coming along. I cant push on it yet, but its coming along" — janis carr (@janiscarr) October 18, 2013 The post Kobe Bryant Runs Sprints, Shoots Jumpers (Video) appeared first on Beyond The Buzzer.

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