Mamba back: Watch Kobe Bryant knock down his 1st shot in over 8 months
The Los Angeles Lakers lost their first preseason game of 2015 to the Utah Jazz on Sunday night, but there was a sight for sore eyes that was bigger than the result. Kobe Bryant was back on the court — starting at small forward, in fact, with D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson starting at the guard spots.
Bryant finished with just 5 points on 1-for-5 shooting in 12 minutes, but his one field goal was a triple from the corner that brought the crowd in Honolulu to its feet:
The last time Bryant made a basket in an NBA game before Sunday was January 21 against the Pelicans, when Bryant suffered the right shoulder injury that sidelined him for the remainder of the season.