Posted February 10, 2014

Kobe Bryant on return this season: ‘My plan hasn’t changed’

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Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant has only played in six games this season. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant has only played in six games this season. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant says he plans on returning this season even though the Lakers are likely to not make the playoffs.

Bryant hasn’t played since Dec. 17  after suffering a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee. He had already missed the team’s first 19 games after coming back from a torn left Achilles tendon

“My plan hasn’t changed,” Bryant said Sunday, via ESPN.com. “I’m just going about it every single day just trying to get better. That’s my job. My job is to get my butt back out there on the court when I’m healthy enough to play and that hasn’t changed.”

The Lakers are 18-33 this season and sit 13th in the Western Conference. Bryant said it has been frustrating watching the team go through struggles.

“The last week’s been horrible,” Bryant said. “That Cleveland game, it was crazy. And then [Chris] Kaman goes to sleep on the bench, it’s like when big brother is not around, you start doing crazy [stuff]. So, it’s been rough. It’s been rough.”

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4 comments
robert48
robert48

Poor Kobe, the spirit is willing but the body is worn out.

The_truth_hurts
The_truth_hurts

Time to retire. David Stern is no longer here to guide the Lakers to the championship. Kobe is done, Nash is done, the Lakers are done. Its pathetic if you think about it.

HBgrown
HBgrown

@The_truth_hurts
only thing pathetic here is you. you think anybody, much less a professional basketball player would ever heed your advice? hah.

The_truth_hurts
The_truth_hurts

@HBgrown @The_truth_hurts  Well seeing that I am one of the most knowledgeable sports fans in the world, they should care about my opinion. Since you're so educated on this topic, please tell us how the Lakers will make the playoffs.