Lakers News: Latest on Kobe Bryant’s Recovery, LA’s 2013-14 Schedule and More

The Los Angeles Lakers offseason may have been a bit quiet lately, but a recent surge of news has injected some life into what has been a painful summer for fans of the Purple and Gold.

There’s some positive information on Kobe Bryant’s much-anticipated recovery from a torn Achilles, there’s a bit of buzz surrounding Mike D’Antoni’s latest assistant hire and—of course—the national television schedule was released and will feature a ton of Los Angeles-based contests.

Let’s take a look at all of that in today’s Lakers news roundup.


Bryant Shattering Rehabilitation Timetable

Kobe’s trip to China has been chock-full of great news, as the Black Mamba revealed he has literally “shattered” the normal timetable for recovery from an Achilles injury.

According to Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register, Bryant underwent an innovative, aggressive surgery in order to get ahead on his rehabilitation, and the “calculated risk” has paid off. noted that Bryant did not elaborate on whether or not he was feeling healthy enough to play in the impending preseason.

Regardless, it should be a relief to fans in L.A. to know that Bryant is ahead of schedule and doing whatever he can to get back on the court as soon as possible.


Lakers Get 29 Games on National TV

The 2013-14 NBA schedule has been released and—as usual—the Lakers are going to be one of the most commonly seen teams on the national television slate.

According to Sean Highkin of USA Today, the Lakers have a whopping 29 games scheduled to be broadcast across the country.

That is more than the two-time defending champion Miami Heat, who will play just 27 during the upcoming camp...

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