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Eight long, tedious months later, we’re finally here.

Kobe Bryant makes his return to the Lakers lineup for the first time after tearing his Achilles tendon on April 12th.

Laker Nation, prepare yourself for tonight’s spectacle with the emotional video montage above from theperson18, titled “Kobe Bryant – The Vigorous Worker”.

Number 24 is back. Are you ready?