The Rockets and Lakers meet on opening night of the NBA season, and Houston star James Harden expects to see the Kobe Bryant of old. Specifically the 20-year-old Kobe.

Bryant has logged lots of NBA miles, but perhaps the one upside to his injuries the past two seasons has been the chance for the rest of his body to, with apologies to Walt Frazier, recuperate and rejuvenate.

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