As we approach the midpoint of the NBA season, all eyes are on Los Angeles and the face of the Lakers franchise, Kobe Bryant.

Lakers fans are wondering when they'll get to see their star player, who has been sidelined by a knee injury, take the court once again.

We caught up with Bleacher Report's Lakers columnist, Kevin Ding, for an update on Bryant's recovery. Check out the video above to see what Ding has to say about Mamba's return, and make sure you hit us up in the comments section below!