Haute 100 LA Update: Kobe Bryant Returns to First Lakers Practice Since April Injury

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He’s back!

Kobe Bryant is finally back in action, and has returned to the practice court for the first time since sustaining a torn Achilles tendon back in April.

The LA Lakers star joined his time for practice on Saturday for a slew of contact drills, strategy work and, of course, shooting.

“If it was a playoff game tonight, I could play,” he told NBA TV. “I don’t know how effective I’d be, but I would play.”

The 35-year-old athlete is in the last year of a contract paying him $30.5 million this season.

He said he remained motivated by the “low-hanging fruit” of continual skepticism about his return.

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