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The Los Angeles Lakers confirmed that Kobe Bryant headed overseas on Thursday for a mystery procedure, unrelated to his Achilles tendon injury. It didn't take long, however, to figure out what exactly the shooting guard was going to Germany for.Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports took to his Twitter to report that Bryant was getting another round of platelet-rich plasma therapy.Kobe Bryant is traveling to Germany to have another round of platelet-rich plasma therapy on his right knee, league sources tell Y! Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) October 3, 2013This therapy takes Bryant's blood and spins out the healing platelet, and those platelets are then injected back into the knee. Although some people don't believe procedures like this actually work, Bryant has participated in them before, and believes they do.LA coach Mike D'antoni says he isn't worried about the procedure, and doesn't believe it will affect Bryant's rehabilitation.Bryant is expected to return to the team early next week.Follow @hoopsinjurynews
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Finally, for the first time in over five months, Kobe Bryant was able to take to the practice court today. At last, head coach Mike D’Antoni had the opportunity to see his star partake in some light jogging and shooting.
He may have only been going onto his tiptoes while shooting set shots – which is a far cry from the baseline fadeaway jumper that we’ve all become so accustomed...
Kobe Bryant left the country to have an undisclosed medical procedure, the Lakers said Thursday.
The team did not divulge more details, other than Bryant would return in a few days and the procedure was not related to the torn Achilles' tendon he sustained last April.
Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni declined to provide much insight, other than to say the procedure was planned...
Lakers fans have all be hanging unto a thread of hope when it comes to Kobe Bryant Achilles tendon rehab process, but one former Laker doesn’t think that it’s as promising as the LA faithful would like to think. CBS Sports reports that Kareem Abdul-Jabar has offered his opinion on Kobe’s recovery, and it definitely isn’t what Laker nation wants to hear.
“It’s a rebuilding...
It is safe to say the Lakers go as Kobe Bryant goes.
But if L.A. wants to "go" anywhere this season, they will have to see Bryant on the court if they even want to sniff the postseason. And considering the West is loaded with power house teams such as the Spurs, Thunder, Warriros and possibly the Rockets, the Lakers will need Bryant to challenge in the West.
Thanks to the fine folks over at the Los Angeles Times, we now know that the Lakers guard Nick Young has already decided to start letting the trash talk fly in the direction of Kobe Bryant.
As Bryant stepped on the Lakers practice court for the first time since his injury, Young has decided to let some verbal barbs fly in the direction of Kobe:
“I’ve been talking trash to...
Back in July of 2011, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant took his talents to Germany. He received a treatment called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy or Orthokine. Fast forward to […]
He may be several years removed from the NBA but Michael Jordan is still brimming with confidence.
"Air" Jordan is still the gold standard when it comes to measuring the greatest player of all-time in the NBA. I do not think I have to go over his resume to prove that point but when asked about today's players, he just couldn't hold back and unleashed on who he...
In a procedure completely unrelated to his torn left Achilles, Lakers star Kobe Bryant has returned to Germany for the same procedure he had done on his right knee in 2011. The Lakers announced Thursday that Bryant had left training camp and will be absent for several days after he left the country for an “unspecified procedure.”
Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski put a name...
Add Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Kobe Bryant‘s list of “doubters”.
In an interview with CBS Sports Radio, The Captain said that this is a “rebuilding year” for the Lakers and he doesn’t expect the Black Mamba to be the same when he returns from his Achilles injury.
Here’s the transcript, via Ken Berger of CBS Sports:
“It’s a rebuilding year for them because Kobe has been...
The Los Angeles Lakers are officially back for the 2013-14 season. There are some new faces on the team, but the overall goal remains the same.
However, there are no expectations this year which could make for the perfect season.
No expectations with Kobe Bryant leading the way coming back from an injury that potentially could have ruined his career? When Kobe is leading the way...
In today’s society, hate is pretty strong word but that’s the word that Los Angeles Lakers center Chris Kaman used when describing new teammate Kobe Bryant.
Kaman told ESPN LA’s Dave McMenamin about his new love/hate relationship:
“I always hated him. When you play against a guy like him, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, you don’t like them because they’re so competitive....
It’s not often that Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is in the same place as rapper Soulja Boy but thanks to the below Twitter photos, we have proof that they were.
Check out the below image of Soulja posing with Mr. Bryant and the duo grading a dunk contest:
— Soulja Boy (@souljaboy) October 4, 2013
— Soulja Boy (@souljaboy...
Kobe Bryant won’t partake in tomorrow night’s pre-season opener against the Golden State Warriors, however, we already knew that; not only is the eighteen-year veteran still recovering from season-ending surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon, but he’s also in Germany right now receiving treatment to his troublesome right knee.
On the other hand, Pau Gasol and Steve Nash...
There’s nothing like an honest answer.
Plenty of players in the league probably have an extreme dislike for Kobe Bryant. How many can you find to that will honestly say it?
During a question and answer session with Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com, Kaman admitted that he always hated his new Lakers teammate, Kobe Bryant.
Obviously you were in the same city as Kobe for a...