The sports website also named Bryant the 25th-best player in the
Bryant is currently recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon, with no timetable for his return, although he's begun to ramp up his activity over the last few weeks.
Last season the Lakers won 45 games. They've since lost
Bryant has almost always exceeded expectations when recovering from injury but this test is the most challenging one of his career.
He appears to have adopted the number 1225 as a mantra, a reminder of those doubts, placed upon him and his team.
Opening night -- Oct. 29 vs. the