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D'Antoni splashes cold water on Bryant's return

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07:26 AM ET 11.18 | Kobe Bryant is back on the practice court, but it comes with a caveat. [It doesn't] mean that the Los Angeles Lakers are any closer to knowing when they will have the superstar guard back for an actual game, coach Mike D'Antoni cautioned Sunday. "You're dealing with, 'Is he sore today? Is there a setback tomorrow? How [hard] can he go?'" D'Antoni said after shootaround in advance of the Lakers' game against the Detroit Pistons. "That's the first step and there's a lot of steps to be taken. So, I just think we need to be cautious. We best just be cool and chill out a little bit." Bryant went through shooting drills Sunday, a day after he practiced with his teammates for the first time since tearing his Achilles tendon in his left leg nearly seven months ago.

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November 18, 2013  09:11 AM ET
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"We best just be cool and chill out"

Yes, untill next year!!!

November 18, 2013  09:36 AM ET

Will You Still Be Here, Bro?

November 18, 2013  09:49 AM ET
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"We best just be cool and chill out"

Wasn't that great? Made me feel like old is groovy...

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November 18, 2013  10:25 AM ET
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Will You Still Be Here, Bro?

I hope not Jack. Can't wait to look at him on the side view mirror. Bye, bye Dumby!

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November 18, 2013  11:46 AM ET

D'Antonio can't wait for Kobe to return.

November 18, 2013  03:26 PM ET
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D'Antonio can't wait for Steve Nash to find the Fountain of Youth.

I heard that it's in Florida.

 
November 20, 2013  05:40 PM ET

Fire Dumtoni! not now but right now, Bruh!

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