Still, knee injury signals that the end of Lakers star's career is approaching rapidly.
For now, the former L.A. star remains an NBA free agent.
L.A. star played for the first time in eight months and was bummed by his turnovers in loss.
Lakers star, who had Achilles' surgery in April, said of the shoe, "You want them to have an emotional reaction as soon as they see it."
New deal all but guarantees he'll never play for another team.
The Lakers point guard, a two-time MVP, has struggled with chronic back issues.
Lakers star gets roughly 80 percent of his pay on Nov. 1. Not bad.
Xavier Henry leads a bunch of no-names in the first battle of Los Angeles.
The aging Lakers take on the surging Clippers, who are a team that many have going to the NBA Finals.
There's no problem with his surgically-repaired Achilles' tendon, though.