CBSSports.com "Kobe Bryant is back. But the question now is, will Kobe Bryant be back? At age 35 coming off a devastating injury, can Bryant return to the level he's played at the last 15 years? Can he be one of the league's best players again? Mike D'Antoni is confident. "He'll be a dominant player,"..." December 07
Pro Basketball Talk "Kobe Bryant’s jersey has faced snow, rain and wind. Yet, it’s endured. That’s the lesson I took from the above video, which Kobe posted to Facebook today. Oh, and that Kobe will return Sunday against the Raptors. I guess he’s been through a lot, too. Sunday will mark just 240 days since..." December 06
ESPN Los Angeles "Kobe Bryant continues to hone in his aim toward a return date after spending nearly eight months sidelined following Achilles surgery. The Los Angeles Lakers' home game against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday is his latest target. "I'm trying," Bryant said after practice Thursday when asked..." December 06
Mike D’Antoni said @kobebryant seems to have responded well to practice yesterday and will practice in full again today.
What did @kobebryant do today, D’Antoni? “Everything … he looked good.”
ESPN.com "It was a challenging question posed to Dwyane Wade. When he faces free agency next summer, which will it be? The Kobe Bryant-style deal or the Kevin Garnett/Tim Duncan-style deal? For the Miami Heat and perhaps even for the balance of power in the league, his choice could make a big..." December 03
SB Nation "Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant could complete his recovery from Achilles surgery and return to the court next Friday against the Sacramento Kings, according to Mike Trudell of Lakers.com. Head coach Mike D'Antoni said Saturday he wouldn't rule out the possibility of his star player..." November 30
Mike D’Antoni said @kobebryant went through the whole practice, but they didn’t do much. Mostly 5-on-0 drills. He will not play tomorrow.
New York Post "Kobe Bryant said his contract extension hasn’t hindered the Lakers’ ability to do “something special’’ this summer as they look to reload — potentially stealing Carmelo Anthony from the Big Apple. Bryant, who signed a two-year contract extension Monday, shouted down the naysayers who believe..." November 27
Los Angeles Times "Kobe Bryant was all smiles during his news conference a day after receiving a two-year, $48.5-million contract extension. Who can blame him? Bryant acknowledged this was "probably" his last contract but became serious while defending the Lakers' decision to give him the extension without..." November 27
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Yahoo! Sports "For 24 hours, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant listened to the residue of culture created out of the genius of commissioner David Stern and his owners. Between the incompetence of Players Association executive director Billy Hunter and an indifferent and uninformed union membership, the NBA..." November 27
Kobe on return "a lot closer" "soon" - but "probably weeks" not days away
Yahoo! Sports "Between his signature on a two-year, $48.5 million contract extension and a cross-country flight to the East Coast on Monday, Kobe Bryant was left befuddled and bemused by those who declared him greedy and uncaring about chasing championships. "This was easy," Bryant told Yahoo Sports on Monday..." November 26
Can confirm that Kobe Bryant's two-year extension is for two years and $48 million. ESPN reported first.
Los Angeles Times "Kobe Bryant has signed a two-year extension with the Lakers. "This is a very happy day for Lakers fans and for the Lakers organization," General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Monday in a statement. "We’ve said all along that our priority and hope was to have Kobe finish his career as a Laker, and..." November 25
Kobe returned to practice Saturday, but it was all non-contact running and shooting
Mike D'Antoni on Kobe's status for Friday: "He's out." Not a surprise. He did treatment during shootaround
Kobe Bryant did not practice Thursday, according to the Lakers. Took the day off because of "a little bit of soreness"
L.A. Daily News "As he makes the long journey toward fully healing his left Achilles tendon, Kobe Bryant’s remaining pragmatic in measuring his progress. He’s offered no timetable on his return. Bryant’s provided no assurances on how he might look in a game. He remains hesitant in anticipating his upcoming..." November 21
ESPN Los Angeles "Kobe Bryant continued to inch closer to a return, practicing at full speed in five-on-five drills for the first time Tuesday and saying he could see himself returning to game action for the Los Angeles Lakers by the end of the month. "Yeah, yeah I can," Bryant said when asked if it was possible..." November 20
Kobe: “I’m pleasantly surprised … I felt fine. My legs didn’t feel tired at all. I just went out there and played.”
Kobe is playing halfcourt on the starting unit now with media in gym. I'm told he already played full-contact, full-court scrimmaging...
Bleacher Report "It’s up to Kobe Bryant now. Bryant has full medical clearance, I was told Sunday by someone in a position to have such knowledge—meaning he can do anything and everything without restriction as the recovery from his ruptured left Achilles tendon nears its conclusion. Lakers coaches and..." November 18
L.A. Daily News "A certain significant player practiced with the Lakers, leaving coach Mike D’Antoni downplaying the significance both with perspective and humor. “Steve Nash hasn’t practiced yet,” D’Antoni mused about his point guard who’s still sidelined for at least another week because of nerve pain in his..." November 17
Kobe did some shooting on Sunday. He "probably" will practice on Tuesday, according to Mike D'Antoni
Doesn't look good for Kobe coming back before Thanksgiving. D'Antoni: "He hasn't got any practice yet, so it would be tough."
After seven months rehabbing a torn Achilles, Kobe Bryant has returned to Lakers practice, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Pro Basketball Talk "Kobe Bryant has yet to take the floor for the Lakers this season, after suffering a torn Achilles injury back in April that required surgery and the requisite amount of extensive rehab that traditionally follows. L.A. is off to a predictably slow start, sitting at just 4-7 through the team’s..." November 16
Pro Basketball Talk "Louisville’s Kevin Ware suffered about the most gruesome injury can suffer on the court. On national television in the Elite Eight against Duke, he went down with a bone-sticking-out-through-the-skin injury that was horrific. He is back playing with Louisville this season, he was playing in the..." November 11
Los Angeles Times "Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Sunday he does not anticipate Kobe Bryant returning from his Achilles' tendon injury within the next two weeks. "I don't see that in the next week or two because you've got to be on the court. You've got to practice. You've got to play," Kupchak,..." November 11
ESPN Los Angeles "Lakers guard Kobe Bryant used the first week of the NBA season to ramp up his training again as he continues a comeback from a torn Achilles tendon. Bryant, who previously told reporters he would need three weeks of "rigorous conditioning" before he considered making his debut for the 2013-14..." November 03
Fox Sports West "Maybe $24 million up front wasn't the best idea. Injured Lakers star Kobe Bryant, as negotiated as part of his contract, received a balloon payment of $24,363,044 from the team on Friday. Bryant will make $30.5M total on the year. But Bryant's takeaway may be closer to $11 million after..." November 02
Los Angeles Times "Most players in the NBA receive their salary throughout the year -- but then Kobe Bryant is not a typical NBA player. Negotiated as part of his specific contract, Bryant receives a balloon payment on Nov. 1. On Friday, the All-Star guard will receive $24,363,044 from the Lakers. Bryant's..." November 01
PSD Staff When ESPN released their NBA player rankings for the 2013 – 2014 season, a lot of us here at Pro Sports Daily questioned their methodology. Specifically, we questioned why they would rank Kobe Bryant #25 with players like Roy Hibbert, Chris Bosh and other questionable players ahead of him. We... October 31
Yahoo! Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers are opening the 2013-14 season without Kobe Bryant in uniform. When will he return? Not even Bryant knows the answer. He told Yahoo Sports on Tuesday that he doesn't plan to play until he can perform at an "exceptional" level. Bryant took some time to answer questions..." October 30
Bleacher Report "Kobe Bryant has only ever been a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, and that's all he ever wants to be. Speaking on TWC SportsNet's Connected With..., the Black Mamba indicated that he was "born a Laker" and has every intention of "dying one" too, per Bleacher Report's Kevin Ding. Eloquently..." October 30
Fansided "It seemed that the Lakers had shelved contract extension talks with Kobe Bryant earlier this summer, but now they are trying to get a deal done before the end of the upcoming season. So what kind of deal can we expect to see? A smart one. Bryant has already come out and say that he doesn’t..." October 26
CBSSports.com "Following the Lakers' final preseason game of the season four days before the season opener Tuesday vs. the Clippers, coach Mike D'Antoni finally put the matter to rest. Kobe Bryant will not play. Bryant tore his Achilles in April and has endeavored to return as soon as possible. There have..." October 26
Fansided "In recent days, we’ve seen one, true franchise player (Paul Pierce) leave the team where he played his entire, and another such player (Dirk Nowitzki) can’t seem to escape similar innuendo surrounding his future. In an effort to alleviate that sort of tension from the Los Angeles Lakers, the..." October 26
Foxsports.com "Tucked into the bottom of this T.J. Simers column is quite the nugget: The Lakers are supposedly going to let Kobe Bryant become a free agent at the end of this season. That may or may not mean much by the time this season ends. Bryant, 34, is attempting to return from a ruptured Achilles..." October 25
Los Angeles Times "Kobe Bryant reduced his workload and was no longer jogging in the 20-minute bursts that were hailed as progress a week ago. "I was cranking it up the entire time I was in China. I've scaled back since just to let it heal up a little bit more and get a little more flexibility to it" he said..." October 25
Kobe on his ESPN #NBArank: "Twenty-five was pretty silly. It was pretty laughable. But still in all it’s a challenge I willingly accept"
Bleacher Report "Kobe Bryant hasn’t even really sprinted. What he has done is gradually build toward a higher speed while running which isn’t nearly as tough a test on his Achilles tendon as exploding from a standstill. He definitely has not done any cutting or tried typical basketball moves yet. It’d be a..." October 23
Los Angeles Times "Kobe Bryant didn't join his teammates on the bench Tuesday night preferring the sanctity of the Lakers' locker room to courtside at Staples Center. It was impossible to tell if he was stewing after NBA general managers knocked him down a notch in their assessment of the league's top shooting..." October 23
Pro Basketball Talk "Kobe Bryant changed the avatar on his Twitter account Friday to “1225” and while we could speculate on whether or not that means he’s targeting a return date of Christmas Day against the Miami Heat from his torn Achilles injury the reality is it was likely done as a personal motivational..." October 19