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After reviewing Lakers' loss to Toronto, in which he returned eight months after tearing his Achilles' tendon, Bryant gives himself a 'D' instead of 'F.' He says he will build his legs and his rhythm.
The Suns, led by ex-Clipper Eric Bledsoe, are one of the more surprising success stories in the early part of the NBA season. When: 7:30.
He has his moments, and everyone is pulling for him, but it's a disjointed superstar and team that loses to Toronto. His aura is back, but his athleticism is not. There were 19 seconds left in the first half when the Staples Center crowd rose to its feet and roared. It's been nearly eight months, but everybody remembered what was happening next.
The point guard who has been sidelined since Nov. 10 because of nerve damage in his back says he doesn't know when he will be able to play for a sustainable period. One-half of the Lakers' 30-something backcourt returned to action Sunday. But what about Steve Nash ?
Kobe Bryant, out since April with torn Achilles' tendon, will play Sunday vs. Toronto. Lakers go to 10-9 without him, beating Kings.
In first game since he tore Achilles' tendon in April, Kobe plays part-time role and looks stale: Nine points, eight turnovers, 27 minutes.
Kobe Bryant is scheduled to play for the first time since April, when he suffered a torn Achilles' tendon. When: 6:30.
Some athletes have hydraulic fluid in their veins, and that still describes the Lakers' Bryant, even as he struggles to work out some significant kinks. I always feel fleeced after going to Staples Center; the prices are just enormous. This might be the worst value in America, and that includes the Kardashian sisters and overpriced Bavarian sedans.
Veteran point guard says he might be finished. Or he might play Sunday. He hasn't played since Nov. 10 because of injuries.
Kobe Bryant's minutes will be limited at first as he returns from Achilles' injury. Still, he'll have a domino effect on Lakers roster. One question is answered: Kobe Bryant will return to the court Sunday night against Toronto at Staples Center.
Center Robert Sacre waited through entire 2012 draft before Lakers took him with final pick, then another 17 months for first NBA start. Robert Sacre was surrounded by his family near the TV at his grandfather's New Orleans home, watching names being called ever so slowly, the obvious ones followed several hours later by not-so-obvious ones.
Point guard Steve Blake, who recently suffered a hyperextended elbow, will be backed up by Xavier Henry, with Jordan Farmar and Steve Nash dealing with injuries. Lakers tonight
He practices with the second team as teammates prepare to play the Sacramento Kings on Friday. Could he make season debut on Sunday at Staples Center? There was a rarity at Lakers practice Thursday: Kobe Bryant played with the second team.
Bryant will instead stay in L.A. for an individual workout. The guessing game took another turn Wednesday when it was revealed that Kobe Bryant would not play against Sacramento on Friday.
Bryant passes often in part of practice open to the media and makes a left-handed dunk. 'I didn't see anything he couldn't do,' coach says, as team eyes a possible season debut on Friday.
Kobe Bryant might play Friday, but another key issue is at point guard. Jordan Farmar's out a month; Steve Blake, Steve Nash are iffy. All the talk centers around Kobe Bryant's possible return to game action Friday.
The Lakers lose to the Trail Blazers, 114-108, after nearly erasing all of a 20-point deficit in fourth quarter. L.A. also comes back from an early 21-4 hole, but falls at Staples Center.
Kobe Bryant, out since April because of torn Achilles' tendon, may return Friday against Kings, but his minutes might be restricted.
Who said what in the NBA last week, including gems from former Lakers Metta World Peace and Brian Shaw. Sweet nothings
There are no superstars (not yet), but there is also no discord and more communication as each player knows his role. MacGyver usually had more to work with than Mike D'Antoni has so far this season.