He embodies the Lakers’ soul, he is much more than a player, he is a legend.
One year after his injury, he will try to help the Lakers in their aim: to qualify for the play off. The team did pretty good without him, so he will need to find his place. He will probalby have to change his way of playing, he is 35 years old now, and his body is less dynamic.
Anyway, this is an important event, and anyone should feel excited to see one of the best player, ever, on the pitch again.