Nobody knows whether or not Kobe Bryant will play in Tuesday night’s season opener between the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks. Bryant’s teammates have no idea if he will play or not. The Mavericks have no idea if he will play or not. The media is spinning – updating Lakers fans on Twitter every 15 seconds about the fact that they have no idea whether or not the team’s leader will suit up tonight.
And now you can add one more person to the long list of people who are unaware of Mamba’s status: Kobe Bryant himself.
Here was his Facebook post from late last night:
Getting stronger. Not sure what it means for tomorrow night just yet but it’s much better than it was a week ago when I could barely walk. I hate not practicing. It drives me crazy! The training staff has been great. Mr. Laker, Gary Vitti, and the great Judy Seto (the first female trainer in the NBA) have been working their magic.
I will know more after shoot around tomorrow am. It's still painful to raise up on my toes but, it’s strong. The decision to be made is whether the injury can heal while playing on it or if it will make it worse. Either way, I'm excited about the start of the season. Hopefully we can win a game or two finally ;-)
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We shall wait with bated breath.