Plenty of good vibes ran through the air at the Lakers practice facility this morning, and we have you covered with all the interviews from practice. For the first time, in a long time, the Lakers finally had their starting roster back on the court practicing five on five. After suffering a severely sprained ankle last week, Kobe Bryant was back out practicing with seemingly no limitations, according to Steve Nash.
Steve Nash on practicing w/ Kobe today: “Kobe looked good…Had a good rhythm, didn’t look like it (his ankle) was bothering him.”
— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) March 21, 2013
With Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol seemingly back in the line-up for tomorrow’s game (barring no additional pain for Gasol tomorrow), Mike D’Antoni discussed his expectations for his full roster. Plus, D’Antoni detailed out the pace and intensity of practice over the last couple days.
The big news from practice was that Pau Gasol said he expects to play tomorrow, although his minutes could be limited, due to his conditioning. When asked specifically about his conditioning, Gasol laughed when he admitted that he’s really not in good shape at all.
Finally, after working on his free throws and jump shots, Dwight Howard pleased reporters when he talked about his excitement for Pau Gasol to return to the line-up. Plus, with March Madness in the air, he talked about whether he ever thought about playing college basketball.
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