Hey, guys, guess what? Kobe Bryant still doesn't know when he's going to be back in the lineup for the Lakers. We know, we know…SHOCKING! But he's still just as in the dark about his future as we all are. So when he was asked about when he'll be back for the 8,476,923,041st time by Yahoo! Sports last night, he sounded like he is getting fed up with all the questions about his return.

"Dude, I don't know," he said. "I don't give a [expletive] what people believe. When I'm ready, I will play."

Kobe also said that he's not sure how long he'll need to practice with the Lakers before he's in good enough shape to play in games, that he doesn't know how many minutes he's going to play when he does eventually return, and that he hasn't thought about the possibility of Carmelo Anthony coming to Los Angeles next season. So please, stop asking him questions about those things!

Fortunately, the Lakers didn't need Kobe last night. In a somewhat surprising start to their season, they beat the Clippers 116-103 thanks to a 41-point fourth quarter that was sparked by their bench. But they're obviously going to need him back if they want to continue to make noise, so let's hope that Kobe does have a return date in mind right now, even if he's not ready to share it with the world.

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[via Yahoo! Sports]