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Kobe Bryant just got another jolt of motivation to return quickly perhaps too quickly from his April 12 Achilles tendon tear.
According to a report from Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers will face Dwight Howard and the Rockets in Houston on Nov. 7. The NBA is expected to release its 2013-14 schedule later this week, but Yahoo! obtained the information in advance.
Bryant has not given a concrete target date for his return beyond saying he hopes to be back by November or December. Even that would be a fast comeback; rehab from an Achilles injury typically takes about nine months. Early November will be just seven months after Bryants injury, which would seem to make his chances of taking the court that night a long shot, but there have already been murmurs of Bryant being ready for opening night in late October or early November.
Facing Howard may be an extra impetus for Bryant to recover as quickly as he can. The free agent center, who left the Lakers to sign a four-year, 88 million deal with Houston in July, had a contentious relationship with Bryant throughout his time in Los Angeles.
The Lakers and the Rockets could face each other up to four times next season.
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Indiana Pacers guard Paul George is spending the week in Las Vegas training at USA Basketball’s minicamp. He says every time he runs into a Los Angeles Lakers fan, they ask him if he’s coming to L.A. “ ’Paul, are you coming to L.A.? Let’s get you in L.A.’ That’s all I’ve been hearing
Many wondered why Dwight Howard opted to go with the Houston Rockets. Well a big reason for that was Chandler Parsons. I am sure many are shocked to hear this. Maybe if it was James Harden.
Parsons is an Orlando native, who played at Florida. So Parsons know Howard when he played for the Magic. Another connection between the two is there agent Dan Fegan.
Here is what Parsons had...
When Chandler Parsons switched agents to Dan Fegan in May, he became closer friends with Dwight Howard.
Parsons and Howard originally met in Orlando when the former was playing at Florida and latter was with the Magic.
Parsons helped recruit Dwight Howard to the Houston Rockets.
"I think I had a big impact," Parsons said at USA Basketball's mini-camp. "The first...
Knicks star Carmelo Anthony said he has no interest in joining the Lakers, despite speculation that he could end up in Los Angeles after next season.
An Arizona appellate court says Los Angeles Lakers star Steve Nash may have to pay additional child support for his three children and that he and his ex-wife can't say bad things about each other through social media.
A Court of Appeals panel's ruling Tuesday says a judge must consider ordering Nash to pay more than the children's ''basic needs.''
“Linsanity” a documentary about Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin has been picked up by distributor Ketchup Entertainment and will be released Oct. 4 Variety reports.
The film chronicles the life of Lin from his childhood in California to his magical month in New York where the relative unknown and undrafted Harvard product became a household name with the Knicks.
Now that Ron Artest/Metta World Peace is officially a New York Knicks problem, something has ticked off in his brain that is begging him to change his name again.
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Still playing for the Houston Rockets, Yao Ming is introduced to his new bike, which is literally as tall as the guy showing it to him
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