Kobe airballs first shot & then responds with a vintage fadeaway | Full highlights + postgame interview

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Word out of the Lakers camp over the past week was Kobe, who missed 76 games last season, has been looking like his old self in practice by dominating defenders and damaging opponents (literally – just ask Nick Young). In his preseason debut last night vs the Nuggets, Kobe had a rough start – airballing his first shot attempt – but then showed flashes of the brilliant Kobe we haven’t seen in a while with his cheetah inspired fadeaway jumper.

Bryant finished with 13 points and 5 assists in 21 minutes. The Lakers won 98-95 behind 6 players in double-figures.