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


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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