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Bryant scheduled to return to Lakers lineup Sunday

  • ASSOCIATED PRESSFILE - In this Sept. 28, 2013 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant talks during the NBA basketball teams media day, in El Segundo, Calif. The Lakers have signed Bryant to a 2-year contract extension. General manager Mitch Kupchak made the announcement Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, ending speculation that Bryant could end up with another team after this season. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)
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    FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2013 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant talks during the NBA basketball teams media day, in El Segundo, Calif. The Lakers have signed Bryant to a 2-year contract extension. General manager Mitch Kupchak made the announcement Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, ending speculation that Bryant could end up with another team after this season. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. >> The Lakers expect to have Kobe Bryant back in their lineup when they face the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

The team posted a dramatic video on its Facebook page Friday indicating Bryant will be back Dec. 8.

Bryant hasn’t played this season while recovering from surgery in April on a torn Achilles tendon.

Los Angeles signed the fourth-leading scoring in NBA history to a two-year contract extension last week. Bryant’s new deal is reportedly worth $48.5 million and takes him into his 20th season with the Lakers.

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