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Kobe Bryant eyes 2013-14 season opener for return

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04:06 AM ET 06.04 | Medical science has come an incredibly long way over the last 10 years, as a once-career-altering ACL injury has become nothing more than an inconvenience. Adrian Peterson will forever be known for the way he came off of his ACL injury, and other players who have suffered once debilitating injuries are coming back sooner and sometimes better than ever. According to EPSN Los Angeles, that's the plan for Kobe Bryant as he's eyeing the start of next basketball season as the date he'll return. Not around the season opener -- on the season opener. This will raise plenty of eyebrows as Kobe will be attempting to come off of an Achilles tear that required surgery and kept him out of the Lakers' short run in the postseason this year. Bryant now has six weeks of rehab completed and has been out of a cast. The Lakers superstar is hoping that this is just a minor hiccup in the twilight of his career.

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June 4, 2013  03:04 PM ET

SMH...

June 4, 2013  03:29 PM ET

SMDH

June 4, 2013  03:33 PM ET

Kobe!

June 4, 2013  04:11 PM ET

Come on Lakers bring CP on board, trade Howard, put Gasol back at center and move on!!!

June 4, 2013  05:05 PM ET

SMH.

June 4, 2013  06:43 PM ET

I'm not smh...hehehe

He will be back by season opener. Great news for the fanatics... I wonder if he will be like the Kobe of the 2nd half of the season but w/ less minutes this time?

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June 5, 2013  09:36 AM ET
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No way will he be back for the start of the season. He'll be lucky to play at all next year.

You have to be the most pessimistic mofo I have ever come across, unless its about your hapless sucky Cavaliers. Why don't you ease up for a change.

June 5, 2013  10:10 AM ET

What's funny w/ him coming back too early is like the decision to play 48 minutes a game last season. He is getting old and he needs to make sure that he is 100%. He is pushing himself too much. Management have to step in sometimes and not let this guy make the decision.

June 5, 2013  12:03 PM ET

Don't rush back!

 
June 5, 2013  05:24 PM ET

Kobe coming back is good for everyone in Laker Land but bad for the those that want Howard to stay. Kobe should keep quiet so he does not **** Howard.

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