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.
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.
Kobe Bryant, out since April with torn Achilles' tendon, will play Sunday vs. Toronto. Lakers go to 10-9 without him, beating Kings.
Sunday night, Nick Young missed a shot he normally makes. We explain how that happened. With just over nine minutes left to go in Kobe Bryant's return game at Staples Center against the Toronto Raptors, Nick Young did this. The Internet laughed. Show More Summary
When Turkish Airlines released an ad last December featuring soccer icon Lionel Messi and NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, it became a massive YouTube hit. When the airline released a sequel to that spot last week, the second ad became anShow More Summary
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.
Kobe Bryant had the ball in his hands and the crowd on its feet for the final possession of the first half in his comeback game.
Kobe Bryant will make his return for the Lakers this Sunday in Los Angeles, where they will face the Toronto Raptors. The Lakers are off to a better-than-expected start this season, putting up a 9-9 record. They’ve shown good team chemistry and have been fun to watch. It’ll be interesting to see how good Kobe Bryant still [...]
Months of waiting and patience finally paid off for fans of the Los Angeles Lakers, as Kobe Bryant made his much-anticipated debut when the Lakers welcomed the Toronto Raptors into Staples Center Sunday night. Kobe struggled to nine points on 2-of-9 shooting, eight rebounds, four assists and eight turnovers in 28 minutes of action. Show More Summary
Kobe Bryant made his return to the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Staples Center last night. Because Kobe will always be Kobe no matter what we do, his return was set to ‘The Imperial March’ from Star Wars. You know, that song that starts playing whenever Darth Vader enters a room. One day I hope to be cool enough to have a song play every time I enter a room.
Kobe Bryant was introduced to the sounds of John Williams' "Imperial March." The ominous music might have been a sign of things to come for his return from a torn Achilles tendon. Sunday night against the Toronto Raptors, Kobe was more...Show More Summary
Kobe Bryant delivered an absolute zinger after his first game back from an Achilles injury last night. "I think the last time I had eight months off I was still in the womb," he told reporters after the game. Kobe is one of the hardest-working NBA players ever, so this might actually be true. Show More Summary
Less than eight months after tearing his Achilles, Kobe Bryant is officially back in the lineup for the Lakers. Achilles injuries are awful, especially for aging NBA players. But work ethic is a crucial factor in overcoming injuries, and no one has a stronger work ethic than Kobe. Show More Summary
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.
In the coming weeks and months, there'll be plenty of time to panic about Kobe Bryant. For now, though, it's probably best not to overreact to his unimpressive return against the Toronto Raptors. Really, the fact that Bryant is back at all is pretty remarkable on its own. Show More Summary
The Lakers star admitted he didn't feel "normal" in his first game back from Achilles surgery. Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant showed considerable rust in his season debut against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, scoring just nineShow More Summary
Sunday night marked the return of Kobe Bryant to the Los Angeles Lakers lineup, and it was not pretty. Bryant, coming off a torn Achilles tendon suffered last April, struggled to get into the flow and shot just 2-9 from the floor. Despite starting, he was on a minute count, which we can expect moving forward into the near future. Show More Summary
Kobe Bryant’s highly anticipated return from a serious Achilles tendon injury came and went Sunday night in the Lakers’ 106-94 loss to the Toronto Raptors. The 15 time All Star was not happy with his performance. Bryant put together a meager nine points, eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and eight turnovers in 28 minutes... Show More Summary