Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 4/8/13
Count Kobe Bryant as a Metta World Peace admirer. After suffering a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee on March 25, MWP was expected to miss a minimum of six weeks. But, not even a week after surgery to fix the tear, World Peace is set to suit up for the Lakers on Tuesday vs. New Orleans at 10:30 p.m. ET. Bryant, a veteran of 17 NBA seasons and numerous injuries, was more than impressed on practice on Monday. I call him Logan now, hes Wolverine," said Bryant, in reference to popular comic and action-movie character Wolverine from X-Men, known for his quick healing powers. MWP out on the practice court today. GoLakers vine.covbtuq7IIhiTr Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) April 8, 2013 "(I'm) Not very surprised, he (MWP) takes care of himself. Still very impressive. MWP says he could have played immediately after thesurgery "The doctor asked me to stand up and put pressure onthe knee," MWP told reporters. "I did and told them I didntfeel any pain. I could have played right away."Coach Mike D'Antoni said the Lakers will re-evaluate MWPafter Tuesday's shootaround and make thedecision prior to game time. "Right now, I'd say he's got an 80-90 percent chanceof playing," D'Antoni addedThe status of banged-up point guard Steve Nash, however, is still doubtful for Tuesday. Following Sunday's loss to the Clippers, the Lakers and Utah Jazz are chasing the Western Division's final playoff spot. World Peace is averaging 12.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game this season. -- JOE MCDONNELL CONTRIBUTED TO THIS REPORT
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