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Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant practiced at full speed in five-on-five drills for the first time on Tuesday and told reporters that he could see himself returning to game action by the end of the month. “Yeah, yeah I can,” Bryant said, according to Ramona Shelburne, when asked if he could return for one of the team’s five remaining games in November. “I wouldn’t say ‘limitations,’” Bryant said. “I think there’s areas where it still needs to get stronger in terms of the jumping and being able to plant quickly and change directions and things like that. Those are areas where you just have to get stronger … but I could adjust my game and play at a pretty high level right now.” Bryant has been out since tearing his Achilles tendon April 12. “He hasn’t played since April but he looks pretty good,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “I don’t know why that surprises me, but it does. He was up and down pretty good. A little rusty here and there, but good.” Bryant isn’t sure how long it will take him to return to full form, but he’s certain he can still be effective on the court when he
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There is more good news coming out for the Los Angeles Lakers, as Kobe Bryant said he could possibly return to in-game action as soon as this month, reports Reuters: Asked whether he could envision himself playing for the Lakers in an NBA game later this month, Bryant replied: “Yeah, I can.” Kobe has been cleared for all basketball activities and participated in his first practice...
When the Lakers take the court Friday night to play the Golden State Warriors, all eyes will not be on the players.
They'll be on Kobe Bryant.
In a week when Bryant made more news than his teammates by simply practicing, the anticipation about his possible return has been ratcheted up several times.
The Lakers want him to play. Lakers fans want him to play. Kobe wants to...
He’s back… Well not quite yet.
Kobe Bryant has full medical clearance, according to Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report by someone in a position to have such knowledge.
This means Bryant is cleared to do anything and everything he wants to do without any regulation stopping him. Bryant is returning from his fracture on his left Achilles tendon, last year near the end of the season...
On TNT’s Sprint Halftime show during the Clippers-Thunder game, Shaq made a bold claim, saying he and Kobe are the best 1-2 punch in NBA history. Even over fellow Los Angeles Lakers duo Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson. Besides Kareem and Magic, duos like Bill Russell-Bob Cousy, Michael Jordan-Scottie Pippen and Larry Bird-Kevin McHale are all in the discussion. Let’s take...
Dear Kobe Bryant,
It’s been quite a while since my last post on Lakerholicz.com. Since your injury last season, it has been extremely tough for me to share my thoughts with our readers. Whenever I would finally declare that it was time for me to write, it felt as if Dikembe Mutombo’s hand would reach out of my computer screen and swat away any word that I attempted to type. For...
With the recent disaster in the Philippines, people all over the world have been reaching out in efforts to rebuild cities and lives. Pau Gasol is no different but with his charity he’s going about it a different way in how much he’s giving.
Thanks to CrowdRise.com, Pau Gasol has made a pledge to give $1,000 for every point he makes Friday Night.
Children are suffering in...
Kobe is primed to return to game action sooner than later
Kobe Bryant has yet to play in the 2013-14 season in which his Lakers are a mediocre 5-7. The veteran superstar torn his Achilles last year and is still recovering, but did receive good news recently, as he was cleared to practice and return to basketball activities by team doctors, according to Kevin Ding of...
Kobe Bryant knows he can’t do things the same way he did before his Achilles tendon gave way, but even had he not suffered the debilitating injury, his game would have evolved to this point.
Bryant has the exclusive autonomy to pick and choose his return date, and given his rapid progress since returning from the trainer’s table and the treadmill to full speed five-on-five practice...
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The Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has begun practicing with the team, has been cleared for all basketball related activities, and has stated that he hopes to return before the month of November ends. While the news certainly sparked hope and anxiousness from Lakers fans worldwide awaiting his return, they will have to keep calm as Bryant will not...
Kobe Bryant practiced again with the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday and said he could envision his return at some point this month.
Bryant said he was "really pushing it" in his first practice on Saturday.
"I could adjust my game and play at a pretty high level right now," Bryant said.
Bryant suffered a torn Achillies tendon in April.
Mamba reloaded. Kobe Bryant has been medically cleared to resume basketball activities and has returned to Lakers practice. Naturally, he’s out of shape (his words, not ours) and just because he’s been cleared doesn’t mean he should jump in head […]
What happens when Lakers star Pau Gasol and Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig visit kids at the Children Hospital Los Angeles?
Smiles ... lots of them.
Dodgers team photographer Jon SooHoo published a series of photos from the event on Tuesday, showing Puig and Gasol posing for photos with children and doctors and hospital staff and playing video games.
On Monday, Puig treated members...
Kobe Bryant returned to practice this week for the Los Angeles Lakers, and it is only a matter of time until he is fully healed from his torn Achilles tendon.
Until then, coach Mike D'Antoni will continue to mix and match his rotation, but it seems that he has finally found a unit that works.
Ten players have already started for Los Angeles but it's had the same starting...