July 31, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant in attendance speaks with former manager Tommy Lasorada as the Los Angeles Dodgers play against the New York Yankees at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Kobe Bryant 'walking without a limp' and expected for season-opener

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant was spotted at the Los Angeles Dodgers game against the New York Yankees on Wednesday night without crutches and fans received some good news for the first time since he ruptured his Achilles tendon near the end of the season.

Multiple reports have stated that Bryant could have a speedy recover and return to the team for the season-opener, and that seemed to be confirmed when Bryant was spotted at the game.

From Arash Markazi of ESPN Los Angeles:

Considering how well Markazi knows the Lakers, we should take this report without any doubts.

Of course, we still need to see how Bryant is on the court and if he can regain his speed and explosiveness that was already on the decline.

Even if Bryant is ready to go for day one of the season, we have our doubts that he will be back to his old form.

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