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:
Jordan Clarkson told me he's definitely playing in the opener. Shoulder is maybe 90/95% but he's good to go, nothing to worry about.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) October 25, 2015
The Lakers also still have to trim their roster by at least one player, but have not done so yet:
Metta and Jabari, both still on the Lakers. Final cut still not announced. pic.twitter.com/fTBJQxH7iQ— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) October 25, 2015
If the Lakers decide on the spot by who is most quotable, World Peace will win that battle in a landslide:
Metta joked Kobe threw down a windmill dunk— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) October 25, 2015
✌ ️said somebody on the opposing team started trash talking Kobe. "That wasn't the right move." Kobe's team won.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) October 25, 2015
Metta on Kobe's practice: "He was scoring in people's faces, talking trash." Someone apparently talked trash to Kobe and it fired him up.— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) October 25, 2015
Never change, Kobe and Metta.