Kobe set to make return vs. Raptors

AP

Kobe Bryant will make his long-awaited return from a torn left Achilles tendon when the Los Angeles Lakers host the Toronto Raptors Sunday night.

In a dramatic video posted on his Facebook page before the Lakers played at Sacramento on Friday night, Bryant set his much-anticipated comeback date. The video, which was also uploaded to the team’s Facebook page, was titled: “Seasons of Legend. Lakers announce Kobe’s return.”

The video shows Bryant’s No. 24 jersey flapping in the wind. There is rain, sleet, snow and lightning for nearly 2 minutes. At one point, his jersey tears.

Sunshine breaks through the clouds, and the video fades to black. Finally, words flash across the screen that read, “The Legend Continues . . .December 8.”

“That’s something special right there,” Lakers teammate Nick Young quipped.