James Harden Expects to See a '20-Year-Old' Kobe Bryant on the Court This Season

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistAugust 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers and James Harden #13 greet each other before their game at Staples Center on November 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Everybody is curious to see how Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant plays this season after he has missed parts of the last two seasons with serious leg injuries. The Houston Rockets' James Harden firmly believes that the Black Mamba will be ready to play when he steps onto the court.

The Lakers and the Rockets open the 2014-15 season against each other on Oct. 28 at the Staples Center. There is no doubt that all eyes will be on Bryant that night.

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