Oct 18, 2013; Shanghai, China; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) in pre-game warm up against the Golden State Warriors at Mercedes-Benz Arena. Mandatory Credit: Danny La-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Kobe Bryant could be in uniform on Friday

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Kobe Bryant has been medically cleared for all basketball activities today, and there has been some speculation as to when he will make his official return. The Lakers are off until Friday when they play the Warriors, and it looks like Kobe may be dressed for success:

This doesn’t mean he’ll play, and plenty of players have been active, but don’t play. Mike D’Antoni keeps downplaying his return. but I’d like to issue caution to Mike–speaking for Kobe could come back and bite you.

This is just one report, so take it as you will, but Kobe’s return is getting closer. There will be a lot of questions remaining, and we will see if Kobe can play in the flow of the 4th fastest offense in the NBA. The Lakers are averaging over 101 possessions per game. When things start to break down, Kobe can get the buckets like no one on the roster can do. They have a real shot at the playoffs, and Kobe will play a big role in the hunt to prove the doubters wrong.

 

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