10/10/2013 05:07 pm ET Updated Oct 14, 2013

Kobe Bryant: 'I Still Need To Get My Fat Ass In Shape' (VIDEO)

Kobe Bryant won't set a firm return date but he knows what the next step is in his rehabilitation process.

"I need to get my fat ass in shape," Bryant joked to members of the media. "Six months of eating whatever the hell I wanted to eat and not running has caught up to me a little bit. So, I got to get in shape."

Bryant is recovering from surgery to repair his left Achilles tendon in August 2013.