Lakers News: Latest on Kobe Bryant’s Return and Steve Nash’s Health

Despite low expectations and a mediocre roster, the Los Angeles Lakers remain one of the league’s most popular teams and feature one of the brightest stars in the league—Kobe Bryant.

Unfortunately, the Black Mamba has yet to step onto the court during the 2013-14 campaign and that has many fans curious as to when he will be back.

Let’s take a look at the latest news on that front, plus check in on teammate Steve Nash’s health in Wednesday’s Lakers roundup.


Bryant Feeling “Pretty Good”

While the Lakers were in action last night—losing to the Dallas Mavericks, 123-104—the main story surrounding the team continues to be Kobe’s eventual return.

The Mamba video conferenced in ahead of that contest from the American Airlines Center to chat with the hosts of NBATV’s Fan Night, and he was immediately asked about his progress and when his comeback may potentially happen.

Unfortunately, Bryant remained cryptic about his rehab process—but did clue viewers in slightly in regards to his status.

When asked by Ernie Johnson if there were any sort of timeline to conclude his recovery, the 35-year-old superstar had this to say: “No. Not yet. I’m pushing it, these past weeks I felt pretty good.”

Bryant went on to admit that he realizes that getting back to 100 percent is the main goal and he will not attempt a premature comeback that would potentially put his career in jeopardy.

While it’s great that Bryant is feeling better over the past few weeks, many are anxious to hear a concrete date that the veteran is eyeing to return. Hopefully he provides one in the near future, as the waiting will only get tougher—especially if the Lakers continue to lose.


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