Because we are all on pins and needles, waiting to see if Kobe Bryant is going to prove the naysayers wrong and suit up on opening night for the Los Angeles Lakers, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com gives us an update on the Mamba.
A few days ago, Mike D’Antoni said that it was unlikely for Kobe to play in the season opener, but I think the majority still thinks he is going to play, right? I know I do.
Also, the Lakers website posted this Vine video of Kobe sprinting and the crowd erupting in China.
And here is Kobe shooting jumpers pregame just in case you forgot or something.
We’re officially 11 days until opening night. Even though not being able to push all the way through with your achilles sounds pretty bad, I still have this feeling that we’re going to see Kobe in game 1. It’s weird.
With that said, I don’t think Kobe should rush it. If he’s good enough to play, but isn’t 100 percent, I don’t think he should risk playing. Kobe is going to comeback when he’s entirely 100 percent, he should. The only question that remains is when that day is. It could be day 1, it could be a week or two later. Either way, Kobe is coming.