Jan 10, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers players Jordan Hill (left) and Kobe Bryant react during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center. The Clippers defeated the Lakers 123-87. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers think Kobe Bryant will return before All-Star Break

Lots of fans around the NBA questioned whether Kobe Bryant returned from his injury too soon, as less than a year after suffering a nasty achilles tear, he returned to the Lakers lineup. His return didn’t last long though as less then ten games after returning, Bryant injured his knee and was ruled out indefinitely.

While many believe Kobe should sit the remainder of the season, it appears the Lakers star is trying to come back as soon as he can. According to Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni, that could very likely be as soon as before the All-Star Break in the middle of February.

Per Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports:

Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni expects Bryant to play before the All-Star break and he has no problems with him playing in New Orleans.

There are some who think that Kobe could even play in the All-Star game, as he was selected to the Western Conference team last night. That’s not likely to happen, which sort of throws a return before then in doubt.

Still, whether it’s right before the break or right after, it’s clear that Kobe is going to return to the Lakers well before the end of the season.

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