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Kobe Not Sure When He Will Return

Posted by shawn cassidy on August 17, 2013 at 5:15 AM



Kobe will make roughly 30 million this season, and we don't even know when he will a  NBA court. I think most of us agree that the Lakers won't win their 12th banner in LA this coming season. I do like most of you here, wish Kobe the best of luck. I don't see Kobe winning another title in the NBA, unless the Lakers pull off a miracle next summer, or if they pull off a big trade somehow. Many writers criticized the Lakers for not using the amnesty clause on Kobe. His status is in the air. His injury at his age, and when it happened, so late in the 2013 season puts a big question mark on his season period. Kobe will return this coming season. He's to good to sit out at this stage in his career.


ESPN

Kobe Bryant isn't sure he'll be ready to play when the Los Angeles Lakers open the season on Oct. 29, although he remains ahead of schedule in rehabbing his surgically repaired Achilles' tendon.

Bryant turns 35 next week and he vowed that his 17-year career is "definitely not over."

"I just want that jewelry," he said, referring to the possibility of claiming his sixth NBA championship.

"People just don't understand how obsessed I am with winning."

Bryant made his comments to late night host Jimmy Kimmel during "Kobe Up Close," a one-on-one conversation with the NBA superstar on Thursday night at Nokia Theatre across from Staples Center.

He had a one-word answer when Kimmel asked whether he would finish his career with the only team he's ever played for: "Yeah," Bryant replied.

The 7,100-seat venue was full of Bryant's fans that cheered, jeered and interrupted freely during the one-hour program. Ticket proceeds benefited the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation, which works to help end homelessness.

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