EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Kobe Bryant is back – at practice, anyways.
Yet while the Los Angeles Lakers star had a successful second session with his team after his Achilles tendon tear in April put his storied career in so much peril, it remains unclear when he may return to game action.
When asked if he could see himself playing in the month of November, Bryant smiled and said, “I saw myself playing today.”
When pressed about playing in a game as opposed to practice, he said, “Yeah, yeah I can.”
The Lakers host the Golden State Warriors on Friday, though coach Mike D’Antoni said he sees it as impossible that Bryant would return so soon. Because it’s the always-mysterious and ambitious Bryant, though, D’Antoni quickly qualified his statement.
“Well, nothing is impossible, but that would surprise me – yes,” D’Antoni said.