Will Kobe Bryant play the season opener or not? Los Angeles Lakers’ fans and social media users were asking this question at a high enough frequency to make ‘Kobe’ a trending topic on Tuesday. After the future Hall of Fame guard hurt his foot in a preseason game against the Sacramento Kings on October 21st, Bryant hasn’t been available to reporters since last week.
While the official Twitter account of the Lakers tweeted that it would be a game-time decision per head coach Mike Brown, Bryant gave his fans an update via social media on Monday.
“Getting stronger,” Bryant wrote. “Not sure what it means for tomorrow night just yet but it’s much better than it was a week ago when I could barely walk. I hate not practicing.”
Bryant also wrote that he felt pain when attempting to raise his toes but ‘it’s strong’.
“The decision to be made is whether the injury can heal while playing on it or if it will make it worse,” Bryant wrote. “Either way, I’m excited about the start of the season. Hopefully we can win a game or two finally.”