Kobe Bryant on Friday Return: ‘Why Not?’
A few hours before the game, (Kobe) Bryant successfully endured a thorough workout that included dozens of shots and full-speed running and jumping exercises that produced no pain in his sore left shin.
Assuming he felt no discomfort Thursday, he would return Friday against San Antonio.
“Why not?” Bryant said, adding that the final three regular-season games would give him “plenty of time” before the playoffs began. “I’m good.”