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Kobe Bryant returns to court seven and a half months after torn Achilles

Kobe Bryant is back on the court after he suffered a torn Achilles seven and a half months ago. He will play and start for the Lakers as they take on the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

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Kobe: Return felt 'weird'

The Lakers star admitted he didn't feel "normal" in his first game back from Achilles surgery.

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Kobe understandably rusty in return to Lakers

The Lakers legend scored just nine points and had eight turnovers in his first game since Achilles surgery in April.

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VIDEO: Kobe introduced to 'Imperial March'

The Lakers gave Bryant a pretty great introduction for his return.

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Black Mamba arrives at Staples Center

The Lakers star went with the blackout look while also rocking a turtleneck.

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Kobe starting in first game back

Kobe Bryant makes his season-debut against the Raptors Sunday and will be in the starting lineup.

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VIDEO: NBA welcomes Kobe back

The video shows clips of Kobe Bryant throughout his NBA career.

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Viewing guide: Kobe returns

Kobe's back and two of the league's top teams square off on Sunday.

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Easing Kobe back into the Lakers' rotation

Kobe Bryant will surely return to the Lakers' starting lineup, but the team is designed to allow him to lower his minutes and take time off if needed.

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Kobe officially playing Sunday against Raptors

Bryant and the Lakers have officially announced he will make his return to the team on Sunday.

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Kobe targeting return Sunday

Kobe Bryant is hoping to return to the Lakers' lineup Sunday against the Raptors, but his timetable is still uncertain.

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Kobe Bryant: 'I'm ready to come back soon'

Kobe Bryant talked about his new contract and his return to the court before the Lakers' game Tuesday night.

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Kupchak doesn't think Kobe is ready 'right now'

Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak doesn't think Kobe Bryant is ready to play. Yet.

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Kobe receives full medical clearance

Kobe Bryant has no restrictions as he practices with the Los Angeles Lakers and nears his return from injury.

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D'Antoni downplays Kobe's practice return

The Los Angeles Lakers coach said Kobe Bryant only went through a non-contact session with the team, which he did admit was a "first step" in the guard's return from a torn Achilles.

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Kobe says he's ahead of schedule

Kobe spoke to NBA TV on Friday, revealing that he's getting closer to a return.

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Bryant and Ware's bet

Kevin Ware says he has won his bet with Kobe Bryant.

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Kobe Bryant provides update, no return set

The Lakers star had a good week of work outs but isn't ready to announce his return just yet.

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Kobe has no return date in mind

Bryant is starting to ramp up workouts once again, but he still hasn't practiced with the team.

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Kobe thrills fans in China with pre-game drills

Bryant drew big cheers from the Shanghai crowd as he took part in shooting and running drills before the Lakers' preseason game on Friday.

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Kobe shoots around in small step toward return

Kobe Bryant has been making small strides toward returning and on Wednesday took the court by himself.

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Lakers haven't talked new contract with Kobe

The Lakers are taking a wait-and-see approach on Bryant's next contract as he rehabs from a torn Achilles.

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Kobe 'weeks away' from running

The Lakers star must progress through the full-weight bearing running step of his rehab before beginning on-court basketball activities.

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Kobe unsure if he'll be ready for season opener

Kobe Bryant spoke with Jimmy Kimmel in a wide-ranging interview on Thursday.

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Kobe comeback would be special

Kobe says he's "shattered" the old timetable for recovery from Achilles injuries, but a study indicates his road back to greatness will be harder than he's letting on.

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Kobe says he's 'shattered' recovery timetable

The Los Angeles Lakers guard told Sporting News that he underwent an untested procedure and is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn Achilles tendon.

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Kobe gets rehab in Italy, remains cautious

Though there are murmurs that Bryant could be back on the court as soon as mid August, while vacationing in Italy he said the late 2013 calendar year is a more realistic return date.

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Report: Kobe targets return to court by mid August

Bryant's rehab from an Achilles tear is going extremely well, and he hopes to return to full activity in about a month, according to a report. An orthopedic surgeon in Los Angeles even believes he will be ready to go by opening night.

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Kobe thinks CP3, Dwight will stay where they're at

He's had a lot of time to think about this stuff while rehabbing his Achilles and going at "Modern Family" real hard.

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Kobe aims to return by December

The Los Angeles Lakers guard is becoming more realistic about a return date.

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Kobe plans to start next season healthy

Bryant suffered an Achilles injury to end this year's campaign, but the Lakers star hopes to be healthy enough to start next season away from the sidelines.

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Of course Kobe's coming back

Kobe Bryant is psychotic. This is probably why he got hurt, and it's why he'll definitely be back in the NBA sooner than you think.

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Why the Lakers won't amnesty Kobe

Kobe Bryant will be recovering from Achilles surgery for the next six to nine months, which implies he'll miss part of the 2013-14 season. He's 34 years old and makes $30 million a year. Some are arguing the Lakers should use the amnesty clause on Bryant. It will never happen.

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Kobe tweets pre-surgery photos

It's a good thing Kobe has social media to keep him occupied the next few months.

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Kobe undergoes surgery on torn Achilles

An MRI confirmed that Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has a fully torn Achilles tendon. He will undergo surgery to repair the injury Saturday.

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Kobe's trainer says minutes didn't cause injury

Kobe's longtime trainer, Tim Grover, says the Lakers star's heavy workload this season didn't cause his torn Achilles.

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Will Lakers use amnesty clause on injured Kobe?

The Los Angeles Lakers could look into amnestying guard Kobe Bryant before re-signing him to save millions of dollars as he recovers from a torn Achilles.

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Kobe and what we should not ask of stars

Kobe has played through every injury imaginable, until now. That will to succeed and push himself beyond the bounds of sanity is not something we should wish on others.

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Kobe's insane minutes played ranking

Did playing tons of minutes lead to Kobe's season-ending injury?

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A compendium of Lakers injuries in 2012-13

The Lakers' medical staff has worked a whole lot of overtime in 2012-13.

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Kobe's epic Facebook rant

Kobe expresses his frustration at his apparent torn Achilles on his Facebook page. When in Rome ...

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Kobe speaks: Biggest disappointment 'by far'

In a post-game interview, Kobe Bryant told reporters that his apparent torn Achilles is "by far" the biggest disappointment of his Lakers career and that he'll be back.

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Kobe has 'probable' torn Achilles

The Lakers received yet another bit of bad news after Friday's game. Kobe Bryant may be sidelined for the foreseeable future.

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