Kobe Bryant is not sure when exactly he will return to the Los Angeles Lakers and says he will need at least three weeks of conditioning before returning to the court.
Bryant is highly doubtful for the Lakers' season opener on Oct. 29 and is not worried about his timetable.
"I just keep it open right now," Bryant said Wednesday. "I don't know why you guys are so hell-bent on timelines. It's like the most ridiculous thing to me. When I'm ready, I'm ready."
Bryant knows he has a long way to go in terms of regaining basketball shape.
"Six months of eating whatever the hell I want to eat and not running and stuff like that caught up to me a little bit," he said. "I can do it in about three weeks of rigorous conditioning. … It's just the matter of having the flexibility and the strength to be able to run at high speeds out here on the court or on the track or whatever."