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Lakers GM no fan of Bryant's pool plunge

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07:17 AM ET 09.26 | Hovering over the opening of Lakers camp is the question of Kobe Bryant's health. The All-Star guard is still recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon, suffered on April 12 in a win over the Golden State Warriors. "I do believe that he'll get back and he'll play this season. You won't be able to look at him and say he's hurt," Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said at the team's practice facility in El Segundo on Wednesday. ... Kupchak did note he wasn't especially comfortable with Bryant's high dive, video of which he posted on Vine. "Not great judgment," admonished Kupchak. "He got out of the water and he looked like he was healthy, so I felt good. That was not great judgment." Bryant has been headstrong since the Lakers drafted him in 1996.

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September 26, 2013  08:27 AM ET

Canon ball coming!

September 26, 2013  08:38 AM ET

Headstrong is a nice way to put it. He is headstrong in playing in the first game of the season. As a veteran for more 17 years, you would think he has nothing to prove and that being 100% healthy comes first.

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September 26, 2013  08:50 AM ET
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Kobe's new nickname is Melonhe was trying to do the Triple Lindy(from Back to school)"Thornton Melon: Bring us a pitcher of beer every seven minutes until somebody passes out........And then bring one every ten minutes "

A classic!

Remember son you are a Melon!

September 26, 2013  09:21 AM ET

The Lakers didn't draft him

September 26, 2013  09:22 AM ET

If Kobe is fully healthy, Lakers can still make some noise. Maybe give a scare to one of the "contenders".

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September 26, 2013  10:13 AM ET
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The Lakers didn't draft him

Picky, picky, picky!!! :-)

September 26, 2013  10:15 AM ET

In Kobe We Trust, Bro?

September 26, 2013  10:22 AM ET

The most common injury of Olympic platform divers is surely strained Achilles tendons. That is why Mitch is concerned :)

September 26, 2013  11:49 AM ET
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Picky, picky, picky!!! :-)

It's not being picky, it's being accurate. Charlotte drafted him and traded Divac for him. People bust on the lack of facts every day and then there's one in the blog and it's false.

Did USC give the money back from the bowl game that Reggie Bush played in? Sucker - - -

September 26, 2013  12:13 PM ET
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It's not being picky, it's being accurate. Charlotte drafted him and traded Divac for him. People bust on the lack of facts every day and then there's one in the blog and it's false. Did USC give the money back from the bowl game that Reggie Bush played in? Sucker - - -

Take it easy fellow, I was just joking. :-)

September 26, 2013  02:39 PM ET

Mitch is worried for nothing. With Kobe's drive to get better, I doubt a high dive would derail all that work Kobe's putting in.

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September 26, 2013  03:45 PM ET

Who cares? His future is in the past.

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September 26, 2013  09:03 PM ET

It would be more worrisome if Kobe had taken a "plunge" like the one he took in Colorado.

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