Lakers Rumors: Kobe Bryant returns from Europe, begins intense six-month training program


The comeback starts now.

It may be the offseason for the Los Angeles Lakers, but Kobe Bryant is officially back on the court.

According to Ramona Shelburne from ESPN Los Angeles, Bryant returned from his short anniversary vacation with his family over the weekend after visiting France and getting his knee checked in Germany at the same clinic where he received platelet-rich plasma treatment on his knees in the past.

Bryant got the all clear on his knee, which took some time to recover from a fracture back in December, which means one thing: It’s go time.

The five-time NBA champion will now begin an intense six-month training program, which will include shooting and running, as he readies himself for the start of the 2014-15 season in the fall.

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Written by Ross Pickering

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