Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant got back on the practice floor for the Los Angeles Lakers once again on Tuesday, and was able to participate in full-court scrimmages with full contact.
Shortly after practicing with his teammates, Bryant talked to the media about how he felt following his first full-contact practice via Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters:
Kobe: “I’m pleasantly surprised… I felt fine. My legs didn’t feel tired at all. I just went out there and played.”
— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) November 19, 2013
With Bryant moving well and playing full contact throughout practice, it’s a good sign he’s feeling no ill effects from finally returning to the basketball floor while participating in full-court scrimmages.
It’ll be interesting to see if Bryant will start considering a return to the starting lineup for the Lakers sooner rather than later. The Lakers will face the Golden State Warriors on Friday and many have started to speculate that may be the return date for Bryant.
Although Bryant being a full participant in practice is a promising sign moving forward, the perennial All-Star returning to the floor against the Warriors may be a stretch. Bryant’s timetable remains a mystery as the veteran continues to try and get back into game shape.
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