Lakers star on the comeback trail ahead of new season.
As Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant turns 35, the NBA have released a video compilation of the best plays of his career thus far.
The “Mamba” is currently continuing his recovery from a ruptured Achilles, with contrasting reports over whether or not he will be fit to start the new season.
While he is expected to be present when training camp gets underway, the NBA superstar will have significant responsibility this year following the departure of Dwight Howard.
The Lakers are expected to make big moves in the free agency market next summer, but for the season ahead they will hope to sneak through into the play-offs in the Western Conference.
To do that, they will need their talismanic shooting guard to be fit for the majority of the season but after turning 35 on Friday, it remains to be seen how effective he will be after his injury.
Nevertheless, it is as good a time as ever to look back on some the best plays of his career thus far, with the video below providing some of the highlights: