Kobe Bryant you are now one of us.

Speaking to reporters about his recovery from a torn Achilles Bryant talked about one of his current biggest hurdles to returning to form -- conditioning.

"I need to get my fat ass in shape" Kobe said via ESPN LA. "Six months of eating whatever the hell I wanted to eat and not running caught up to me a little bit. So I've got to get in shape."

That's really one of the overlooked things when a player recovers from an injury. During their time off they aren't doing any of their normal activity. And when they finally get cleared finding that conditioning is a real challenge.

Bryant told reporters he's been given a "green light" to ramp up his rehab and workouts though he's non-committal on when he may return.

"I just keep it all open right now" Bryant said Wednesday. "I don't know why you guys are so hell-bent on timelines. It's like the most ridiculous thing to me. It's entertaining. When I'm ready I'm ready."