Kobe to have surgery after Olympics
Old 07-30-2008, 11:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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NBA Most Valuable Player Kobe Bryant, who has been playing with a torn ligament between the fourth and fifth fingers on his right hand since February, says he will have surgery soon after he returns from the Olympics in China.

"I'm definitely set on surgery," he said. "As soon as I get back, we'll talk about it, do it, get ready for the season. I've heard three weeks, four weeks, five weeks. I heal pretty easy. I'm taking care of it, doing therapy, I should be back in no time."
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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1) He was playing hurt most of the year and still lead his team to the best record in the west, the finals, and the MVP.

2) They did all that with Gasol only coming in mid-way thru the campaign, and Bynum, who was just coming into his own as a double-double machine, out most of the year, stop hating!!
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Sounds like excuses to me.

If he's hurt so badly, why is he playing in the Olympics?
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:27 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Sounds like excuses to me.

If he's hurt so badly, why is he playing in the Olympics?
Simple, he saw his laker team had a real shot to win it all, so he put off surgery cuz love him or hate him, he is one of the tougher players in the league, and probably the most mentally tough on the court. More then a few players would have opted for the finger surgery right when the injury happened, and its definately not as easy injury to play with. These Olympics mean ALOT to Kobe aswell, he wants to put the USA back at the top, like many Americans he feels embarrassed from the last few US efforts, and i'll make an early and easy pick for Kobe as Olympic MVP and USA with the Gold
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Simple, he saw his laker team had a real shot to win it all, so he put off surgery cuz love him or hate him, he is one of the tougher players in the league, and probably the most mentally tough on the court. More then a few players would have opted for the finger surgery right when the injury happened, and its definately not as easy injury to play with. These Olympics mean ALOT to Kobe aswell, he wants to put the USA back at the top, like many Americans he feels embarrassed from the last few US efforts, and i'll make an early and easy pick for Kobe as Olympic MVP and USA with the Gold
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:20 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I actually like Kobe Bryant but you people seem to have a weird man love about him.
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:06 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Simple, he saw his laker team had a real shot to win it all, so he put off surgery cuz love him or hate him, he is one of the tougher players in the league, and probably the most mentally tough on the court. More then a few players would have opted for the finger surgery right when the injury happened, and its definately not as easy injury to play with. These Olympics mean ALOT to Kobe aswell, he wants to put the USA back at the top, like many Americans he feels embarrassed from the last few US efforts, and i'll make an early and easy pick for Kobe as Olympic MVP and USA with the Gold
Sounds like a lot more excuses to me.

Mentally tough?

Did he even play in the Finals?

The Olympics are important to him or the companies that endorse him?
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I don't hate him, but I'm not a fan.

I do think he's the most talented swingman in the game today though, but I also take exception when 14-18 year old boys anoint him the greatest ever when he couldn't even carry "the greats" jockstraps.

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I don't hate him, but I'm not a fan.

I do think he's the most talented swingman in the game today though, but I also take exception when 14-18 year old boys anoint him the greatest ever when he couldn't even carry "the greats" jockstraps.
If you mean that he isnt one of the 50 greatest players ever or top 5 swingmen ever? I think your a hater, not only he is the best offensive player in the league for many years, he plays shutdown, lockdown D. He is definately one of the greats and will always be known for that, already 3 rings and counting.
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I think we should prohibit the use of the word "hater" in this forum.
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If you mean that he isnt one of the 50 greatest players ever or top 5 swingmen ever? I think your a hater, not only he is the best offensive player in the league for many years, he plays shutdown, lockdown D. He is definately one of the greats and will always be known for that, already 3 rings and counting.
One of the greats in a watered down league where he plays against guys who the closest they would've got to the NBA 20, 30, 40 years ago would've been to buy a ticket to a game?
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One of the greats in a watered down league where he plays against guys who the closest they would've got to the NBA 20, 30, 40 years ago would've been to buy a ticket to a game?
40 years ago? Considering black players were only allowed in the league starting in 51, and that was just a few for the next 15 years or so, i would dispute your claim, and i would also claim athletes today are faster, taller, stronger etc etc. To shrug Kobe off because of the era he is playing in is ridiculous, he would be a prolific scorer in ANY era. He has a deeper all around game then Jordan at both ends of the floor, basically he can do it all. To even dispute that is nonsense imo.
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