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Mike D'Antoni: Kobe takes 'big step'

Updated: December 4, 2013, 8:36 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Both Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash returned to Los Angeles Lakers practice Tuesday. However, one of the guards appears closer to a return to game action than the other.

Bryant, who hasn't played in a game since tearing the Achilles tendon in his left leg nearly eight months ago, scrimmaged for 30 to 45 minutes, according to Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni.

"Today was a good day," D'Antoni said of Bryant's first practice with the team since before the Lakers' ...

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