March 25, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) reacts during the fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Lakers 109-103. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Will Kobe Bryant be ready to play for the Los Angeles Lakers on opening night?

With opening night being a little over a month away, the question on the minds of Los Angeles Lakers fans right now is, will Kobe Bryant be ready for the first game of the regular season?

As a Los Angeles Lakers fan myself, I wonder the same thing. We’ve seen Kobe battle through a number of injuries in his career, from finger problem’s to knee problem’s and now this Achilles tendon issue. We all know how strong of a man Kobe really is.

You can tell his heart and soul is in this game and every time he steps on the court he shows it too the world. The future hall of fame shooting guard spoke to Time Out Dubai and spoke out about where he is right now when it comes to his time table.

“I’m feeling pretty good. Stronger than I was. I’m ahead of [my recovery] schedule I don’t know [whether] that means I’ll start the season – I hope so.” Kobe Bryant said in the interview.

After barely reaching the playoffs last season, this season the Los Angeles Lakers are going to need Kobe Bryant to go full force. With Dwight Howard leaving the organization to the Houston Rockets, there could be more pressure on Bryant’s shoulders this season now that there is one less star on the court who can help score.

This season should really show Lakers fans and the organization what the future may look like. With Bryant only having at least two or three seasons left in him, the blue print for the future may be put together after this season.

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