The defending champion Louisville Cardinals have yet to be at full strength. While forward Chane Behanan has been reinstated following a suspension, guard Kevin Ware--who's recovered from a gruesome leg injury last spring--will be out at least two more weeks.

So that gives Ware at least TWO huge events to which he can look forward. What's the other? Well, how about a visit from Kobe Bryant?

Both Ware and Bryant suffered season-ending injuries around the same time last April. And each made a bet with the other

Bryant got a hold of Ware and told him that whoever was first to completely heal would have to come to one of the other's games. And Ware won the bet.

Now, this doesn't necessarily mean that the Lakers' superstar guard will actually make it to Louisville--he could go to a Cardinals road game--but, if he sticks to his promise--and he seems like he would--Kobe Bryant will be in attendance at a Louisville Cardinals basketball game this season.

Pretty cool.