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07:17 AM ET 10.09 | Even in his long rehab, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has managed to raise expectations while promising little. [Bryant] returned to the team Tuesday after traveling to Germany to undergo the platelet-rich plasma treatment known as Orthokine on his right knee. Bryant walked off the team bus and into Citizens Business Bank Arena on his own power and without any visible limp. "He said it went great and it feels good," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said. ... "Overall, I feel good," said Bryant, who watched Tuesday's exhibition from the bench. "Obviously, I feel like I'm ahead of schedule. It's just about trying to get that range of motion back where I feel like I can run comfortably. The last stage is really the explosiveness and the muscle endurance." D'Antoni said he had no idea whether Bryant would be ready for the season opener.

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October 9, 2013  07:41 AM ET
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HGH

Well he did go to New York to visit ARoid...

October 9, 2013  08:34 AM ET

This Is Your Last Rodeo, Bro.

October 9, 2013  08:37 AM ET
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This Is Your Last Rodeo, Bro.

You got that right Jack, He rode hard and put up wet...!!

October 9, 2013  08:50 AM ET

What is the schedule? Lakers playing great. Players are not afraid to play their game. That will change. What Nick Young and Xavier Henry is doing now will be scaled back. They'll have to learn how to win first from the Mamba... Lisa Leslie took a shot at Dwight last night. She said Kaman is a better center than Dwight... Sad comments coming from somebody known...

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October 9, 2013  09:05 AM ET
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They are all so bitter in LA since the huge banners didn't get Dwight to stay, lol.

Yuup, I thought the banners would totally make Dwight stay for sure.

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October 9, 2013  09:14 AM ET
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Yuup, I thought the banners would totally make Dwight stay for sure.

THE Banner in Dallas didn't draw him there either.

October 9, 2013  09:16 AM ET
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They are all so bitter in LA since the huge banners didn't get Dwight to stay, lol.

No bitterness in L.A. over Dwight's departure. No riding him to every team he goes to either...

October 9, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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What is the schedule? Lakers playing great. Players are not afraid to play their game. That will change. What Nick Young and Xavier Henry is doing now will be scaled back. They'll have to learn how to win first from the Mamba... Lisa Leslie took a shot at Dwight last night. She said Kaman is a better center than Dwight... Sad comments coming from somebody known...

Kaman is better than Howard? Great, guess that sets up a fabulous coaching/GM career for Lisa.

October 9, 2013  09:28 AM ET
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Kaman is better than Howard? Great, guess that sets up a fabulous coaching/GM career for Lisa.

I agree she is incorrect with her assessment if that's what she said. I didn't hear or read it.

She does have two more rings than Howard though...

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October 9, 2013  09:34 AM ET

Complete healing of achilles tendon surgery is one year. At 35, if Kobe is back before the All-Star break, he'll never be the same.

October 9, 2013  10:09 AM ET
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No bitterness, really? Every week there is another article where somebody is crying in the media. Magic, Kareem, D'Antoni...now Leslie. They should all learn from Kobe and move on.

Hmmm... Maybe Congress can learn from Kobe too...!!!


<Runs to FN bunker after throwing political Molotov cocktail>

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October 9, 2013  10:20 AM ET
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HGH

Let the testing begin.

October 9, 2013  10:20 AM ET
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Hmmm... Maybe Congress can learn from Kobe too...!!!<Runs to FN bunker after throwing political Molotov cocktail>

Some elements are unteachable!

 
October 9, 2013  10:26 AM ET
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Hmmm... Maybe Congress can learn from Kobe too...!!!<Runs to FN bunker after throwing political Molotov cocktail>

O Captain, my Captain, our fearful trip hasn't even begun, dammit to hell.

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