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Kobe Bryant sounds close to return, will not offer specific date

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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 26: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers talks with the media during a news conference before the start of the Lakers and Washington Wizards game at Verizon Center on November 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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We know Kobe Bryant will not play Friday against Sacramento — he said as much and he’s not even traveling with the team to beautiful central California.

So what about Sunday in Staples Center against the Raptors? Maybe.

That’s as good as it’s going to get right now. Kobe spoke with reporters after his third consecutive day of practice and had these things to say about his return, via Dave McMenamin of ESPN and Mike Trudell of

Kobe has no reason to be specific. He knows his body.

He’s also not patient — I’d bet you will see him in the two home games the Lakers have coming up.