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December 9th
Kobe Bryant’s Season Debut

To celebrate Kobe Bryant’s seemingly impossible return to the court after suffering an Achilles injury last season, Nike put together and released the video that you see above before the game against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night. Bryant struggled in the Lakers loss, logging nine points (shooting 2 of 9 from the field), eight rebounds and eight turnovers in 28 minutes with a final score of 106-94.

In a post-game interview, Kobe Bryant remarked “The last time I had eight months off, I was in the womb, so it felt good to be out there.” And in response, we’re happy he’s back out there.

Black Mamba and the Lakers host their next game against the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday.