Posted December 03, 2013

Kobe Bryant dunks in scrimmage, may return Friday

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Kobe Bryant has been out since April with a torn left Achilles. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant has been out since April with a torn left Achilles. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant competed in a full scrimmage in practice today and was even able to dunk, encouraging some to believe he may be ready for action as soon as this Friday, according to Kurt Helin of ProBasketballTalk.

Bryant is expected to return soon from a torn Achilles he suffered in his left ankle last April, and Tuesday’s practice was viewed as a step forward, with several of those present noting that the former MVP looked sharper than he had only a week ago.

The Lakers are currently battling injury problems, as point guard Steve Nash,who also practiced briefly, is still out with a back ailment and Jordan Farmar is sidelined for a month with a torn hamstring. Center Pau Gasol has also been bothered by a sprained ankle over the last week.

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Los Angeles will take on the Kings in Sacramento this Friday before returning home to play the Toronto Raptors.


4 comments
pvraymo
pvraymo

If he passed the ball, THAT would be news.   Can't wait for him to come back in total Mamba mode with something to prove to all the haters.   Of course that means the inevitable 1 on 4 plays and frustration when nobody else steps up.  This year his team is older and the West is stronger too, so they won't even be in top 8 when he goes down again due to extended minutes.  Oh but you can still buy all his Laker merch though, thanks to DA Jr Buss.   Dad must be dizzy from rolling over in his grave.

playemball
playemball

Oh no..he dunks in scrimmage..wow..he's worth every bit of that 48mil...

JonathanAllen1
JonathanAllen1

@pvraymo  Yet he led all shooting guards in assists and his career average in shot attempts is roughly 19 a game right up there with durant and Lebron.