Kobe Bryant can now run at full speed, but that doesn’t mean he’s ready for game action just yet.

Bryant told Sam Amick of USA Today that he has no timetable for his return, and that conditioning is the toughest part in his comeback.

“I don’t have a timetable; let’s start there,” Bryant said. “I’ve been pushing pretty hard, man. I’ll go and do some more conditioning after I get done talking to you guys.

“The hardest thing is the conditioning and getting back and playing at a high level and being able to run and play at a high level for 48 minutes. (It) is tough, man. You really have to push yourself conditioning wise to get in shape … get down to feeling really comfortable, feeling strong, working through the fatigue first of running straight forward. Once the endurance is there you start doing more lateral things.”

Bryant is slated to return for the Lakers by the end of the month.

By Glenn Erby 


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