Kobe Bryant Will Start

In Kobe’s words, from his Facebook page:

Feeling good enough to play tonight! I’ll use my strong midsoles for added cushion on the foot for more protection.
Looking forward to this journey as I’m sure you are.
It’s Go Time.
Mamba out

Despite not practicing for more than a week, Lakers coach Mike Brown believes his co-captain will be ready for tonight’s season opener.

“He’s been doing this thing a long time,” explained Brown. “I think he’ll be fine, but it’s tough to predict what anybody will do at any time. I think he’ll be fine, though.”

According to Brown, there is no concern about Kobe further re-injuring his foot from playing tonight.

“From my understanding, there’s no risk,” he said. “Obviously, if it bothers him or something like that, we’ll pull him out. From my understanding, he’s good enough to go and there’s no risk with him going that he will damage it further.”