Originally Posted by numbah eleven
Kobe played with injuries. Some of the Lithuanian national team members used to play with injuries in the past. Ilgauskas played with broken feet or feet near the point of braking. I think Yao played with injuries.
Kobes injuries where absolutely different from Kleizas. And he was playing to win a championship, not a 25 win season and not even make the playoff. Yao basically the same, he was fighting through the playoff and stopped playing as soon as it was obvious he wasnt helping his team.