Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant Already Shooting In the Gym (Photo)

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Apr 12, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) reacts against the Golden State Warriors during the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The Black Mamba himself is already back in the gym shooting as can be seen by the most recent image on his Instagram account.

Doctors have suggested that Kobe Bryant probably wouldn’t return until December at the earliest, more likely January after his devastating Achilles injury but the NBA great isn’t having any of that.

Bryant seems determined to defy the odds and to get back on the court at some point in November, even suggesting that he’d like to be ready opening night though he knows that’s a pretty lofty goal.

Either way, the man is a machine who refuses to take no as an answer.

Bryant recently had the boot removed off of his foot and was still walking with crutches as recently as ten days ago.

Obviously, Bryant has yet to perform any basketball related workout activities like cutting or even running, but just getting in the gym to shoot is an impressive sight.

The Lakers star of course tore his Achilles tendon during a game against the Atlanta Hawks back in March.

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