Kobe: I've been pushing pretty hard

Updated: November 8, 2013, 4:46 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

HOUSTON -- Kobe Bryant sat out Thursday's reunion game between Dwight Howard and the Los Angeles Lakers but plans to be back on the court when the Houston Rockets visit Staples Center on Feb. 19.

"I hope so," Bryant said as he changed into workout clothes in the locker room before the game in order to undergo his second round of training for the day. "Barring any major setbacks."

If Bryant's rehabilitation from the Achilles injury in his left leg continues the way it's ...

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