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    Kobe Bryant Will Defy All Kinds Of Gravity To Heal His Foot

    The Black Mamba is coming back.

    It's only been four months since Kobe Bryant slipped in a game against the Golden State Warriors and tore his Achilles tendon.

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    It was a rough sight, even as Bryant then shot (and made!) two free throws on one leg.

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    Despondent in the immediate aftermath, Bryant had surgery on his left foot and has been rehabbing in the hopes of being ready in time for October 29 — the first game of the 2013-14 season.

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    The scar, it must be said, is pretty bad-ass.

    Bryant's latest rehab trick is working out on a sweet anti-gravity treadmill at the Lakers' practice facility.

    Bryant is running on one of AlterG's treadmills, which can run about $30,000 a pop.

    Even Alabama's football team has one now.

    But it's a small price, regardless, if it helps get Bryant out of street clothes ...

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    And back into a Laker uniform by opening night.

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