Kobe Bryant participated in his second practice today, a day after being medically cleared to resume basketball activities, according to the Lakers.
Bryant took part in full-court 5-on-5 drills, as well as a half-court scrimmage on the starting unit, according to Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report.
“I’m pleasantly surprised,” Bryant told Mike Trudell. “I felt fine. My legs didn’t feel tired at all. I just went out there and played.”
According to the Lakers, there is no timetable set for Bryant’s return yet. But when asked whether he can see himself returning to game action this month, Bryant said he could.
“There are still areas where it needs to get stronger in terms of the jumping, being able to plant,” he told Trudell.
According to Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding, Bryant hit a “pretty” reverse layup during the half-court scrimmage, followed by an airball. He did, however, make an 18-foot fadeaway jumper over Xavier Henry, according to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times.
Of course, Bryant’s team won: 21-3.