It's going to be an interesting season for Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. Coming off of a year that can only be described as wildly disappointing, Bryant enters the 2013-14 season on the mend from a nasty Achilles injury he suffered this past April.
Fortunately, reports regarding Bryant's rehab have been glowing, and it appears as if he has a legitimate shot to make a stunning return to the floor in less than eight months.
Although he's 35 years old and recovering from a serious ailment, we've learned not to doubt Kobe just because he's aging and experiencing pain.
As you read this slideshow, keep in mind that these predictions are largely based in optimism, but that's due to Bryant's track record of recent success.