So Kobe returns healthy. Thats good news!

L.A. Times: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant said he will play Tuesday against Memphis, ending a five-game absence because of a sore ankle.

“I feel good, like a gazelle,” he said after practicing Monday.

Bryant acknowledged that the ankle wasn’t fully healthy but wasn’t concerned about further damaging it.

“Where I’m at now, I feel confident about playing and, while I play, getting to 100%,” Bryant said. “It’s about 80, 85 [percent] right now. The rest of the percentage is just made up just from strength.”

The Lakers went 4-1 without Bryant, who was sidelined by a sprain in the ankle and a sore peroneal tendon, which runs vertically behind the ankle bone.

The Lakers have a back-to-back set this week, playing in Dallas a night after playing in Memphis.

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  • LakerLoverCelticsHater

    wouldnt have minded if he took 1 more week off and got to 90-95%…at least he took some time off.

  • Marwan Marzina

    This now means that he plays in his 1,000th game. Congrats Kobe, make it a milestone in a win.

  • http://vinginor@aol.com onlyone laker fan in L.A.

    Do we really need him against Memphis ?
    The guys beat San Antonio,Portland,Utah and lost bye 2
    to Boston.
    Let him rest one more game,play him n Dallas.
    The west is strong now with Dallas.Denver.
    We still need a point guard.