Lakers News & Rumors Recap: Kobe Is Gearing Up For Season Start

KobeDenverEarlier this morning, Kobe Bryant sent out an Instagram video of him running on an anti-gravity treadmill. The anti-gravity treadmill allows Bryant to walk or run without putting all of his body weight on his Achilles. Pretty awesome. In June, he posted images of him walking on the treadmill, so this video of him running is a great sign towards his recovery for the coming season. Fans don’t know if he will be ready by opening night, but Kobe is getting there.

According to Dr. Robert Klapper, it appears that Kobe’s rehabilitation is way ahead of schedule largely due to the fact that he had his surgery the day after the tear.  Kobe will be re-examined in a few weeks, at which time an updated timetable for his return will be set.

Last Thursday’s “Kobe Up Close” brought in a lot of attention, and now the full interview is available. Kobe makes the most of his fame, and this event was a great example. Ticket proceeds benefited Kobe and his wife, Vanessa Bryant’s, charity foundation, KVBFF, and Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular in part to eradicate homelessness throughout the Los Angeles community.

The LN team has brought you the Top 5 Lakers Moments of the 2000s Decade to remind you why the purple and gold is such a force in the NBA. Check out the moments here and add what we missed that you would have liked to seen in the comments.

Lakers Nation News

Lakers News: Kobe Bryant’s Achilles To Be Evaluated In A Few Weeks

Lakers Lookback: Top 5 Lakers Moments Of The 2000s Decade

Stephon Marbury Believes Kobe, Not LeBron, Is NBA’s Best

Kobe Bryant Posts Instagram Video Of Him Running On Treadmill

Lakers Rumors And News Recap: Mike D’Antoni Remains Optimistic

Mike D’Antoni Expects Improved Chemistry Next Season

Pau Gasol And Steve Nash Could See A Reduction In Minutes This Year

VIDEO: Watch The Full Interview From ‘Kobe Up Close’

Lakers News

Jim Buss, Dwight Howard and Moving On [Silver Screen and Roll]

Lakers Met with Free Agent Lou Amundson [Silver Screen and Roll]

Steve Nash Makes Cameo in Jeremy Lin’s YouTube Video Parody [Inside the Lakers]

Why Kobe Bryant’s Path to Title No. 6 Has Never Been a Longer Road [Bleacher Report]

Bill Bertka’s Proudest Lakers Moment Led to 33-Game Winning Streak [LA Times]

Phil Jackson Reiterates He Has No Intention of Coaching [ProBasketballTalk]

Robert Horry Recalls Confrontation with Kobe Bryant [Lakers Now]

Lou Amundson Meets With Clippers, Lakers [The Real GM]

Will Lakers Make Playoffs Next Season? (Poll questions) [Inside the Lakers]

Kobe Bryant vs. Larry Bird: 5 Days of Black Mamba Birthday Comparisons [Bleacher Report]

More on Jim Buss, Jeanie Buss, and the Present/Future of the Lakers [Land O’Lakers]

Lakers’ Mike D’Antoni Tunes Out the Static [LA Times]

Kobe Bryant has Progressed to Running on Weight-Bearing Treadmill [Lakers Now]

Nick Young on Lakers’ 12th-Place Ranking in West: “It’s disrespectful” [Inside the Lakers]

Shannon Brown Fails, Falls in Overseas Dunk Contest (VIDEO) [ProBasketballTalk]

Ideal Targets to Pair with Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol for Lakers in 2014 Offseason [Bleacher Report]

A Lakers Fan’s Charity Results in a Meet and Greet with Kobe Bryant [Lakers Now]

L.A. Lakers Drama: Owners Jeanie and Jim Buss on Power-Sharing, Phil Jackson and Filling Dad’s Shoes [The Hollywood Reporter]

World Poker Tour to Hold Tournament in Honor of Jerry Buss [LA Times]

Jim and Jeanie Buss’ relationship, Phil Jackson, Third Arms, Coen Brothers Superheroes [Land O’Lakers]

Fans Win a Night Out with Kobe Bryant, for Charity [For the Win]

Spotlighting and Breaking Down LA Lakers’ Center Position [Bleacher Report]

NBA News

Chris Hansen Hurt More Than Himself []

J.R. Smith is Basically Driving a Tank Around Manhattan [ProBasketballTalk]

Ranking NBA Teams by Young Talent [Bleacher Report]

SB Nation’s Top 100 NBA Players of 2017 [SB Nation]

LeBron’s Police Escort to Concert Reportedly Under Investigation [ProBasketballTalk]

Why Chris Paul Is Under More Pressure Than Blake Griffin Next Season [LA Times]

Failed Drug Tests Aren’t Only Teeth In NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program [Hang Time Blog]

Bobcats Assistant Bob Beyer Charged After Altercation [USA Today]

Looking At The Top Free Agents of 2014 [Hang Time Blog]

Future of the Wolves Isn’t Just Search for Playoffs but Health Too [Eye On Basketball]

Horrifying Details of Dan Roundfield’s Drowning Come to Light [ProBasketballTalk]

Summer Dreaming: Most Valuable Player []

James Harden’s Extraordinary Shapeshifting Beard Through the Years [For the Win]

Teams Advancing Fast At The Intersection Of Science And Technology []

The Future of Injuries in the NBA [Hardwood Paroxysm]

Blog Archive Video: Watch Chris Paul School Top HS and Colllege Guards [Dime Magazine]

Daryl Morey Defends Jeremy Lin in Reddit AMA [ProBasketballTalk]

Chris Hansen Gave $100,000 to Group Opposing New Sacramento Kings Arena [ESPN]

Dwight Howard Willing to Change Positions for Rockets [USA Today]

Blog Archive Kevin Durant James Harden Coach Nike’s “Summer Is Serious” Game [Dime Magazine]

Pistons’ Andre Drummond: ‘I’m not shooting free throws underhand []

Former Celtic James Posey Reportedly a Candidate to Join Brad Stevens’ Coaching Staff [ProBasketballTalk]

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