Kobe Bryant to “ramp up training” this week


Kobe Bryant may have “scaled back” his rehab today – he ran on an anti-gravity treadmill instead of regular full-weight bearing running – though he is expected to “ramp up” his training this week.

According to Ramona Shelburne from ESPN Los Angeles, Bryant will begin to push it a bit more during training this week:

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Beginning the season without Bryant in the starting line-up seems strange, yet it’s a reality that Laker fans are going to have to come to terms with.

Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni said Kobe won’t be doing a Willis Reed tomorrow night, according to Mark Medina:

[pullquote]“There will be no Willis Reed tomorrow night,” Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni, referring to former New York Knicks forward limping toward the court in Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals after nursing a torn muscle in his right thigh. “We’re not trying to hide or pull a curtain back like the Wizard of Oz. There’s nothing behind the curtain. He’ll go when he can go.”[/pullquote]

Nobody knows when Kobe will return to the court, but as we’ve said all along, there’s no point in coming back too early. Kobe understands this, too.

Patience is key.

Written by Ross Pickering

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