The return of Kobe Bean Bryant may be upon us. After missing the last few weeks of the 2013 season due to an Achilles tear, Kobe appears to be making major improvements, just five months after his injury. Bryant told reporters that he finished one week of conditioning, and only needs two weeks left.
Kobe says he’s completed almost one week of solid conditioning. He’s said he’ll need three before returning. Still no official date yet, tho
— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) November 2, 2013
The Lakers have gotten off to a rough start this season. Starting 1-2 is not ideal, but Kobe being back will definitely help. The team doesn’t have one major scoring threat right now. Pau Gasol has been the teams best player thus far, but he isn’t going to put a team on his back. Nash has looked plain awful in his first two games. He is shooting 18.2 percent from the field, not the Steve Nash everyone is used to. Father Time has finally won the battle against Nash.
I don’t need to tell you why Kobe Bryant will make this team better. He’s their best player, and will help the offense. It remains to be seen how much he will help at first due to rust and not being in game shape.
Kobe may not play in two weeks; he still needs some practice time with the team. As mentioned above, he’s probably not in game shape, so he will need to work on that, as well. If Kobe comes back before Thanksgiving, I will be a little surprised, but not shocked. All that matters is that Kobe will be back soon.