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Kobe realizes the significance of his first game back in 8 months to the fans. My money is on his return being at home on Sunday.
Was really surprised earlier when Wes Johnson said he didn't think Bryant would play Friday. Maybe he knew something others didn't.
Halftime: Hawks 55, Clippers 44. Chris Paul with 13 points and 6 assists.
The Hawks are picking apart the Clippers right now for those who care?
If Kobe comes back Sunday vs. TOR, after that, Lakers have Tuesday vs. PHX before Fri-Tue trip of 4 games/5 nights at OKC, CHA, ATL, MEM.
Wouldn't expect hanging 81 on the Raptors on a Sunday at Staples Center again, but next Lakers game after Friday is Sunday against Raptors.
Kobe Bryant just told me that he is NOT going to be playing Friday against Sacramento. He is not ruling out Sunday against Toronto, however
Keeping an eye on Andrew Bynum on the defensive end in this Cavs-Nuggets game.
Shaquille O'Neal just said on NBA TV that he will be in Sacramento Friday and that he believes Kobe will play against Kings.
Every moment is a fresh beginning
Kobe when asked what it's going to be like playing again: "It's going to feel like being home ... Like a fish back in the water"
KB said he got the inspiration for the low cut Kobe 4-8 design from soccer players. He got the inspiration for the Kobe 9 from Pacquiao
The Kobe 9 http://t.co/2XmBPHMJfQ
But then again, the Lakers don't have many other options.
About Sacramento and the old Arco Arena, it's one of Kobe's favorites. Had some of greatest games there. Said once: "I love coming here."
NBA TV on Friday will now show Lakers @ Kings, a game with the sex appeal of a dirty gym sock. Unless...
No official word on Kobe's return but Friday's Lakers at Sacramento game will now be televised by NBA TV.
If Kobe gets thru Weds + Thurs practices w/o pain, “then Friday looks good,” D’Antoni said, quickly adding, “but we don’t know for sure.”
Will Bryant play on Friday? We still don’t know, but things keep looking better as he clearly progresses in practice.
D'Antoni said if Kobe feels good after practice today and tomorrow, "then Friday looks good, but we don’t know that for sure."
It’s the second straight day of this starting line up for LAL in practice: Blake, Bryant, Johnson, Hill and Gasol.
It is kinda funny to watch Steve Blake shoot left-handed. Still not over his hyper-extended elbow. Nash on the court too for drills.
While Lakers warm up, Bryant doing individual shooting off to side. Now integrating into offensive shell.
OK, one practice tweet: Kobe's doing some shooting off to the side while the rest of the Lakers stretch before practice.
Wes Johnson said Kobe Bryant hasn't talked about when he will return but said he would be surprised if it were Friday.
The team has an NBA-related meeting after practice and is thus doing media beforehand.
I'll be @bestbuy at 6:30pm.
For every Vince Carter there's a Rashad McCants.
It's unbelievable how many of you are clamoring over a hurt point guard right now while digging Nash's grave at the same time.
RE: Rondo. Wouldn't any of you like to see him play a few games following his ACL tear before bringing him in?
On a team were multiple guys can fill multiple roles, it doesn't really make sense to go after the most 1 dimensional PG.
I like Kendall Marshall, seems like a good enough kid. But I'm not sure how much you guys have actually watched him play.
Has to be the right fit for this team, nut just a guy who has a name most are familiar with.
It has to be the right guy for the right price, so don't expect the Lakers to just rush into a Gilbert Arenas or Kendall Marshall.
Being able to mix and match lineups depending on individual success and opposing team match ups has allowed for coaching creativity.
The ability to adapt to whatever D'Antoni has needed from multiple guys -- Henry, Blake, Johnson -- has been huge for the Lakers this year.
Lot's of good stuff about Henry running the point in the 4th quarter against Portland and his ability to fill multiple roles.
Good Morning Nation ..... How are you going to be clutch today?
SC gets a new Coach. UCLA gets a Bball win & extends Mora. Kings Win and Kobe dunks for 1st time since injury. TODAY is a Good Day in LA!
In Cooney We Trust
NBA Basketball..... It's FAN-tastic
OH MAN. Thomas got off a great shot. It was straight, just fell short. Thunder sneak away with a two point win.
Two point game. 25 seconds left.
What a block from Ibaka. My goodness.
Marcus Thorton's three cuts the OKC lead to three. 2:40 left to play. Tune in if you have league pass. Another fun game late this year.
Isiah Thomas is destroying the OKC defense in this 4th Q. Jeez.
Toronto is up 84-62 on GSW. Whoa.
Sacramento only trails four late in the 4th for those interested. Should be a fun finish.
Anyone watching Thunder/Kings?
And, Nash seemed very open to a limited role/coming off the bench when he does return...
Steve Nash didn't makes it sound like he'd be coming back to play in Friday's game against SAC...
Let's go Duke!
If I'm Lawrence Frank, I'm like, "Hey, I wasn't the one who spilled my drink all over the floor."
Jimmy V's ESPY's Speech from 1993 is on ESPN right now. I can't help but watch every year.
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
Messi and Kobe have never challenged each other in respective sports. "We'll stay in our respective lanes."
Wonder if Kobe is taking Turkish Airlines to Sacramento?
What a shock, he loves Turkish Airlines. Great food, comfortable sleeping, accomodating.
Kobe only taking questions about airline campaign. What?
Kobe and Messi are here to launch world premiere of Turkish Airlines new commercial.
Here at a presser for Kobe/Turkish Airlines. Wonder if he will have anything to say besides I love his sponsor...like 'Im playing Friday'?
Steve Nash: "If I race to come back Friday and it’s not quite right, I could be out forever or for months"
Nash: "I have no doubt that I'll get back on the court ... w/ all the issues w/ my spine ... it’s a matter of how sustainable is it"
Pau Gasol said Kobe looked "really good" at practice. How about Nash? Pau: "I can't say he looked as good as Kobe"