Kobe Bryant stole the headlines this weekend when he returned to Lakers’ practice just seven months after tearing his Achilles. Considering the severity of the injury and the age of Bryant, it’s nothing short of miraculous that he’s on the court with the team in mid-November.
The questions still loom. What state with Bryant be in when he returns to live games? Will he ever be the same as he was when he left the court against Golden State in April? Will Father Time win the final battle against Bryant? They are all certainly fair questions, and one’s no one will know the answer to until he’s on the court himself.
However, that didn’t stop some of us at Lake Show Life from giving our predictions on Bryant’s return date, how he’ll play, and what to expect from this Lakers squad with Bryant.