VIDEO: Kobe Bryant returns to practice, looks like old self

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The Black Mamba has only just returned to the practice floor but he’s already hitting his signature fadeaways.

Yesterday, the media got their first glimpse of post-Achilles surgery Kobe and he looked great. Sure, he was said to turn the ball over and air ball a three-pointer, but who wouldn’t be a little rusty after being away from the game for seven months?

The fadeaway jumpers that Bryant made were vintage Black Mamba moves, and Kobe really seemed to enjoy schooling both Nick Young and Xavier Henry.

The return is getting closer and closer…

Written by Ross Pickering

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