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Lakers Injury Update: Kobe Bryant, Clarkson both full participants in practice

Kobe could be ready for the opener after all.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Kobe Bryant was a full participant in the Los Angeles Lakers' practice on Sunday, according to the team's Twitter account. Bryant had missed nearly 2 weeks with what the team diagnosed as a "bruised lower leg." The 37-year old guard was only able to do some light shooting and receive treatment during Saturday's practice session, and while Lakers head coach Byron Scott expressed confidence Bryant would be able to play in the team's season opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, until he participated in a practice that was in doubt.

Jordan Clarkson also was able to practice without restrictions for the second day in a row, good news for the team after Clarkson was forced to leave the Lakers' preseason ending loss to the Golden State Warriors when he "strained two muscles behind his rotator cuff." It now appears he is very likely to be able to play in the Lakers season opener:

The Lakers also still have to trim their roster by at least one player, but have not done so yet:

If the Lakers decide on the spot by who is most quotable, World Peace will win that battle in a landslide:

Never change, Kobe and Metta.

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