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Bryant to make Lakers return after Achilles injury

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Kobe Bryant was sidelined for almost eight months after tearing his Achilles © Getty Images
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will make his season debut on Sunday against the Toronto Raptors at Staples Centre. It will mark his first game since tearing the Achilles in his left leg nearly eight months ago.

Bryant announced the news by linking to a two-minute video on his Facebook pageon Friday. The video showed his No. 24 Lakers uniform floating in the middle of the screen and being battered by the elements - wind, rain, snow, etc.

Eventually the jersey is torn the down the middle of the chest, presumably representing the Achilles tear that Bryant suffered, before being repaired with a blinding beam of sunlight.

The video begins with the full screen title "Seasons of Legend" and ends with "The Legend Continues ... December 8."

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