IN KOBE BRYANT NEWS:
Despite wrist injury, tumultuous offseason, Kobe may be having his finest year ever:
Via Sporting News
You get the sense that there is going to be some kind of comeuppance, some retribution for what’s happening in Los Angeles. Kobe Bryant is 33 years old, he has played more than 1,300 NBA games, including playoffs, he has long-standing knee issues and now, he has a torn ligament in his right wrist that requires a pain-numbing shot before every game. But coach Mike Brown is doing something that flies in the face of conventional wisdom, especially with the NBA’s hectic, compressed, post-lockout schedule—he is playing Bryant more, more than coach Phil Jackson did last year.
And yet it is hard to blame Brown because what we have seen from Bryant in the opening weeks of this season of abnormality is an astounding consistency, a tribute to how he has taken care of himself as he ages and how that has translated into Bryant looking as good as ever—capped by a jaw-dropping 48-point performance against the Suns on Tuesday.
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