He's getting close, people! Kobe Bryant may not suit up for the Los Angeles Lakers' season opener against the Clippers on Oct. 29, but after looking at these two Vines posted by the Lakers yesterday, the Black Mamba is coming along nicely in his recovery from surgery on his torn Achilles. Plus, it probably doesn't hurt that Kobe got some extra motivation recently when ESPN put Vino at No. 25 on their #NBArank list

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[via Beyond The Buzzer]