"I was born a Laker, so I look forward to dying one," Bryant tells Kevin Frazier on Wednesday night's "Connected With .. Kobe Bryant."
In the show scheduled to air on
"I'm progressing," Bryant says. "I'm getting stronger."
Bryant underwent surgery April 13, within 12 hours of tearing his Achilles' tendon in a win over the Warriors at
"The city of Los Angeles and Laker fans and everybody's kind of waiting to see how I'm going to return," Bryant says. "I think there's nervousness and anxiousness to see how I'm going to play when I come back."
The preview for the episode can be found on the TWC SportsNet website.