Originally posted on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 1/22/14

According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles, the Lakers could very well get superstar Kobe Bryant back earlier than they expected. Reports came out last week that the Lakers would have Bryant re-evaluated at some point in February, but now reports are coming out that he will be re-evaluated on either Monday or Tuesday of next week. This is very good news for the Lakers, and it means that Kobe’s rehab has been progressing at a faster rate than expected. “Kobe will be re-evaluated at the end of the road trip when the team returns to LA on either Monday or Tuesday, per the Lakers. Kobe said that the re-evaluation would be sometime in February, but it will actually be a little sooner.” - Dave McMenamin, ESPN LA The Lakers have been struggling the last couple weeks and appear to be headed for a high lottery pick at this time. Perhaps Kobe Bryant coming back could spark some energy back into the team, but either way it will be nice to see him back on the floor. He has made it clear that no matter what the Lakers’ record is, he will return to the court and play as hard as he can. Bryant has played in just six games for the Lakers this season, averaging 13.8 points, 6.3 assists, and 4.3 rebounds per game. His numbers were beginning to get much better as he got his feet back under him coming off of his Achilles tear last year. It’s tough to see one of the greatest players to ever play the game be bogged down like this with injuries, but at least his body is healing quickly and he’ll be good to get back out on the court soon. The post Kobe Bryant might return earlier than expected appeared first on Sports Glory.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Best and worst from NBA All-Star Saturday night

WATCH: Klay Thompson can't go home unless he beats Steph Curry in 3-Point contest

Star players are hurting Houston Rockets

Emmitt Smith: Adrian Peterson only current player who could break rushing record

Coach K gets buzzer-beater win over Virginia for his birthday

Baylor approves new measures to deal with sexual assault

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Joe Mauer: Concussions blurred vision, affected hitting

LeBron James says Kevin Love-Celtics trade rumor is false

Michael Jordan gifts Kobe Bryant full set of Air Jordans

Bethune-Cookman football player killed at party

Former UFC heavyweight Kevin Randleman dead at 44

WATCH: Chelsea scores three goals in less than 20 minutes

LaVine, Gordon put on best NBA dunk contest in years

WATCH: Thompson beats teammate Curry in 3-point contest

NFL teams, players hand out awesome Valentines

Earl Campbell ‘disappointed’ in Johnny Manziel, wants to help

Big man Karl-Anthony Towns wins NBA skills challenge

MLB commish: Cubs will host All-Star Game in near future

WATCH: Memphis forward recreates Vince Carter's elbow dunk in game

Bruins forward is goal scoring machine after suspension

Michael Jordan gives Kobe Bryant complete set of Air Jordans

Drake has Kentucky edition of custom ‘OVO’ Air Jordan 8s

QUIZ: Name every NBA All-Star Game MVP

Watch rare footage of Stephen Curry from 2001-02 emerges

Check out this custom camouflage Oregon helmet

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Ranking the ten best free agent pitcher signings

Who had the best NBA All-Star Game of the last 40 years?

The winners and losers of the 2016 MLB offseason

On Kobe Bryant and taking greatness for granted

Bucks need to choose between wins, development

Fantasy booking WrestleMania 32

Unrestricted free agents each team must consider re-signing

QUIZ: Name the winners of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Thank you Daniel Bryan

The timeless greatness of Jaromir Jagr

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker