Report: Kobe on starting season healthy: 'I hope so'
SEP 11, 2013 2:44p ET
Bryant, hosting the Kobe Bryant Health & Fitness Weekend in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, told Time Out Dubai, "I'm feeling pretty good ... stronger than I was. I'm ahead of (my recovery) schedule.
"I don't know (whether) that means I'll start the season – I hope so."
With or without their injured star, the Lakers open the season vs. Doc Rivers and the Clippers on Oct. 29 at Staples Center.
Bryant has been sidelined since April 13 after tearing his Achilles tendon.