The Sports Thread #2 For 12/6/13: Kobe Bryant Will Return to the NBA Sunday/ Carlos Beltran to the Yankees
One of the more remarkable comebacks will be official Sunday, when Kobe Bryant returns to the Los Angeles Lakers team against the Toronto Raptors from his Achilles injury in April.
It's been a decent start for the Lakers considering Bryant's absence, as Mike D'Antoni has seen bringing in younger players for his up tempo offense like Xavier Henry and Nick Young give his team a needed athletic and explosive boost. To be 9-9 at the moment is quite respectful for this team.
More on this in a bit.
Update: After losing Robinson Cano, the Yankees are getting Carlos Beltran:
BREAKING: Source says Yankees and Carlos Beltran have agreed to a three-year deal. More details to come.This is even more of a shock than them signing Ellsbury.
— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) December 7, 2013