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Kobe Bryant says “85% “ chance he plays Tuesday in season opener

Oct 30, 2012, 2:40 PM EST

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Did you really expect otherwise?

Kobe Bryant went through the Lakers shootaround Tuesday morning in advance of the Lakers season opener against the Dallas Mavericks and came out of it saying he was able to do everything and expects to play.

My man Beto Duran of ESPN Radio in LA summed it up best in this tweet:

 

Again, what did you expect? This is Kobe Bryant. He plays through broken fingers, bad knees and pretty much the tribulations thrown at Job.

Kobe injured his foot more than a week ago during an exhibition with the Kings and was shut down from practice and games for the rest of the preseason. He said on Facebook Monday that while it hurt the only concern was to make sure it was healing despite the pounding of running around and playing.

Apparently he got through shootaround okay and is ready to go.

The Lakers open the season with a back-to-back so it’s worth watching to see if he is good to go Wednesday night in Portland after a full game. Also watch to see if Mike Brown keeps his minutes in check.

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