Kobe Bryant scored nine points to go with eight rebounds and four assists in his season debut for the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night, and he believes his return will not disrupt the team's chemistry.

"Chemistry will be fine. It's not like we were gangbusters before," Bryant said. "Guys know how to play. We'll be fine."

Bryant is comparing the next few weeks to a preseason schedule.

"I've always had sucky preseasons. Always," Bryant said. "It's just a matter of just kind of building your legs, finding your rhythm. Now there's a little bit more pressure obviously than in a preseason game. The crowd's a little bit more worried for me in between games to get ready."