He is said to stage a comeback, like what Micheal Jordan did 20 years ago, according to the latest reports. The Los Angeles Lakers laid out a nine-month span for veteran superstar Kobe Bryant after he underwent a shoulder surgery during the end of last season to repair a torn rotator-cuff.
But Bryant’s return to shooting drills last season and Lakers’ general manager Mitch Kupchak‘s comments about him have sparked optimism within fans regarding the superstar’s return on court. Now it is estimated that Bryant shall return in action on September 28 against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the season-opening campaign.
Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report points out that Bryant is almost officially back from his third straight season-ending injury.
According to Dunks Don’t Lie on Tumblr:
“Bryant’s recovery from his latest devastating late-career injury, a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, is complete — and he currently has no physical limitations as he gears up for what he expects will be his final NBA season. Bryant has been medically cleared for all basketball activities, according to league sources.”
After he was taken to basketball hell and back over and over in recent years, that’s as much as Bryant could have hoped would happen to him this offseason.
“The potential for one last Kobe Bryant hurrah is possible,” Ding writers.
Bryant featured in just 41 out of 164 contests in the last two seasons, which has been tagged as the worst seasons in the franchise’s recent history.