The official 2013 NBA season doesn't start until Tuesday, Oct. 29. A month and some change out, the Los Angeles Lakers held their annual media day, and as usual Kobe Bryant took center stage.
Bryant is still on the injured list, recuperating from a torn Achilles tendon last April. The 35-year-old guard remained elusive about his return to the game for his 18th season.
"I don't think we really have a particular timetable as far as where I should be right now, but I'm feeling good," Bryant told reporters. "Everybody was really concerned about this injury, and so was I, but the procedure and the therapy right afterwards and things like that really got me ahead of the curve. So, it feels like the hard part's over."
One thing he didn't remain so elusive about? The departure of teammate Dwight Howard.
Howard became a free agent in the offseason and eventually signed to the Houston Rockets. "Honestly, man, I don't really give a s---." Bryant said. "It is what it is."