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Kobe Bryant rusty in return

Eight months after a ruptured Achilles ended his 2012-13 season, Kobe Bryant made his 2013-14 debut Sunday against the Toronto Raptors. But it wasn't the triumphant return many Los Angeles Lakers die-hards had envisioned. Bryant played 29 minutes, scoring nine points on 2-of-9 shooting, dishing out four assists but committing eight turnovers in a 106-94 Lakers loss (he did grab eight rebounds). Is this a worrying sign, or just rust?

What do you make of Kobe Bryant's season debut Sunday? (9 points, 2-of-9 FG, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 8 turnovers in 106-94 Lakers loss)

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  • When will Kobe Bryant return to form?

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  • Will the Lakers (10-10) make the playoffs?

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  • What do you make of the Lakers signing Kobe Bryant to a two-year contract extension worth $48.5 million?

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  • How many more years does Kobe Bryant have left as an elite player?

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