Kobe Bryant Both Pleased And Critical Of Return From Achilles Injury

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  1. Sportsguy

    Sportsguy AKA-Sportsguy9695

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant said he was "pleased" with how his body was able to move Sunday, playing in his first NBA game in nearly eight months since tearing the Achilles in his left leg, but the warm and fuzzy feelings ended there. Bryant was his own biggest critic after the Lakers' 106-94 loss to the Toronto Raptors.

    "I'm just insanely critical," Bryant said after finishing with nine points, eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and eight turnovers in 28 minutes. "There was a bunch of things that I completely messed up on."

    When asked to grade his performance, Bryant gave himself an "F." And when asked if he had been "reborn in a new form," he quipped, "Right now my form is a horses--- form." Bryant was particularly down on himself for being responsible for such a hefty portion of the Lakers' 19 turnovers which led to 22 points for Toronto.

    Source: ESPN LA