VIDEO: Highlights from Kobe Bryant's return to the Lakers

It was a tough night for Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers on the court, but in the big picture they had a lot to be happy about. Bryant finished with just nine points on 2-of-9 shooting from the field, 5-of-7 shooting from the free throw line, and four assists. He also had eight rebounds and eight turnovers in his return.

While Bryant looked rusty and out of rhythm with quite a few plays on the court, we still saw flashes of his feel for the game. He took much more of a facilitator role when he was on the court and didn't really let the shots fly outside of a couple attempts to see if it would just magically come back to him. Overall, it was a bit of an anticlimactic return but the hope is there for the Lakers and their fans.

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Zach Harper likes basketball. Some would even say he loves it. He's also an enthusiast for everything Ricky Davis, Rasheed Wallace, Nic Cage, and has seen the movie Gigli almost three times. He's been... Full Bio

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