Kobe Bryant returns with nine points and eight turnovers in Lakers' loss
LOS ANGELES -- The first point in the career of the superstar reborn came like the last one had: at the free throw line. But the rest of Kobe Bryant's season debut betrayed that symbolic continuity. The eight months since he ruptured his left Achilles tendon tested Bryant in new ways. Grueling workout sessions, multiple times a day, anchored the regimen. But perhaps ...