Few, outside of Bryant himself (who has even expressed his own doubts) expect the superstar to be ready when the Lakers open their season this Fall but teammate Steve Nash says he thinks the Black Mamba will be on the court opening night.
And when the new season starts, he said he wouldn’t be at all surprised to see Bryant — who tore his Achilles’ tendon in April — not just ready, but raring to go.
“I don’t think he’d have it any other way,” Nash said. “I know he’s very focused and determined and he plans to come back as strong as ever, probably in record time.”
After the Lakers lost Dwight Howard in free agency, what better way for Bryant to show his toughness and desire to win than by trying to achieve something relatively superhuman? You’d expect nothing less from the fifteen time NBA-All star.