Found October 29, 2013 on Lakerholicz.com:
There are many people out there who doubt whether Kobe Bryant will ever be able to come back from this Achilles injury and play at the same level that he used to. However, as usual, Bryant is paying no attention to the doubters. The Black Mamba told Marc J. Spears from Yahoo! Sports that he thinks he can come back from this injury and be just as good as before – if not better: Q: Your naysayers don’t expect you to come back the same because of your Achilles injury. What should we expect when you return? Bryant: ”Personally? I’m going to be the way I’ve always been. Maybe a little better. It’s always interesting, it’s motivating to hear people doubt me. The same guys put the nail in my coffin six years ago. They’re still trying.” Can Kobe really be a better player after Achilles surgery? It would seem unlikely, though some of Kobe’s best games have come when he’s played while injured. This is usually because he has to really think about the game and rely more heavily on his basketball I
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