Kobe Bryant Makes Return From Achilles Injury

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Kobe Bryant made his season debut on Sunday night, starting for the Lakers at Staples Center against the Toronto Raptors.

Kobe Bryant

Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant is greeted by young fans as he comes onto the floor to warm up before a game against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday evening at Staples Center. (Credit: Danny Moloshok/Associated Press)

Bryant quickly notched his first assist with a bullet pass to center Robert Sacre on the Lakers’ first possession.

Bryant took his first shot 1:47 into the game, drawing nothing but air on a hook shot.

The fans at Staples Center gave Bryant a standing ovation during player introductions, chanting, “Kobe” as the teams got ready to tip off.

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