The last time you saw Kobe Bryant rocking a pair of gym shorts on the basketball court, it looked a lot like the above picture: Bryant, masking his pain, accompanied off the court by team trainer Gary Vitti and teammate Robert Sacre. It was a horrible sight for Kobe and Lakers fans alike, but through it all, everyone knew that the Black Mamba was going to push himself to come back as soon as possible.

Now, with the walking boot off, Kobe is embarking on that long road to recovery and today, he posted a picture of himself on Instagram in the Lakers' practice facility with the caption "#showUagain 6-30-13."

A guy that will give his all for the betterment of his team. That's one of the greatest franchise players of all time material right there.      

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