The Los Angeles Lakers and their fans need to wait no more with the return of Kobe Bryant in tonight’s game against the Toronto Raptors. Bryant returned to a loud ovation from the Staples Center crowd and had the Star Wars “Imperial March”, Darth Vader’s theme song play when he was introduced in the starting lineup.
Bryant was looking to pass rather than shoot, assisting on the Lakers’ first points of the game with a nice pass to Robert Sacre. After missing his two first shot attempts, Bryant started where he ended last season, at the free throw line. Bryant missed his first free throw attempt but hit the second for his first points of the game and 2013-14 season.
Here’s the video of Bryant scoring his first point in his return:
Here’s the video of Bryant making his first basket of the season:
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