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Purch
06-29-2010, 01:10 PM
"The middle knuckle on that critical finger on Bryant's shooting hand is so debilitated by arthritis after the past season of misuse and overuse that there may be no real way to fix it. Bryant will consult with specialists in July to figure out his options, but arthritis is not a problem that can just be cleaned up with arthroscopic surgery or wished away with a little rest. Bryant suffered an avulsion fracture in two places near the tip of the finger on Dec. 11 as he tried to field a low Jordan Farmar pass. Bryant kept playing despite a projection of needing at least six weeks to heal -- and he played pretty well. ... Cartilage damage in a finger joint simply isn't easily fixed because there is so little cartilage with which to work. For Bryant's purposes of shooting and handling a basketball, fusing the joint is hardly a viable option."

After Title Run, Kobe Bryant's Finger May Never Be The Same - From Our Editors - SBNation.com (http://www.sbnation.com/2010/6/29/1543066/kobe-bryant-lakers-finger-injury-permanently-damaged)

Hawkeye15
06-29-2010, 01:13 PM
so? Kobe could be missing his right leg and still get it done.

Raidaz4Life
06-29-2010, 01:17 PM
Just goes to show what a warrior Kobe is... like him or not, his will to win is absolutely unmatched.

xbrackattackx
06-29-2010, 01:19 PM
Just goes to show what a warrior Kobe is... like him or not, his will to win is absolutely unmatched.

x2

DerekRE_3
06-29-2010, 01:22 PM
Just goes to show what a warrior Kobe is... like him or not, his will to win is absolutely unmatched.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4BswHnf0xM

shep33
06-29-2010, 01:22 PM
I'm not too worried about Kobe's performance next year, the guy is a beast. He'll find a way to get it done like he always has. His finger will atleast be better somewhat that last year, but the main concern I had with all his injuries was his knee. So when that's good, I think he'll be fine coming into next season.

Sly Guy
06-29-2010, 01:24 PM
well it's hardly unexpected given the fact he's been putting off proper treatment for so long. The choice was his and he's made the warrior's choice.

Raidaz4Life
06-29-2010, 01:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4BswHnf0xM

I understand Michael is great and it was a hell of a game but Kobe played half a season risking permanent damage to his shooting hand.

DerekRE_3
06-29-2010, 01:28 PM
I understand Michael is great and it was a hell of a game but Kobe played half a season risking permanent damage to his shooting hand.

Yeah Jordan would have never done that. :rolleyes:

xbrackattackx
06-29-2010, 01:30 PM
That's horrible, I wouldn't want any pro to have a injury that could shorten his career.

tredigs
06-29-2010, 01:30 PM
I understand Michael is great and it was a hell of a game but Kobe played half a season risking permanent damage to his shooting hand.

While it's impressive and the guy is an unquestionable warrior, players do **** like this all the time (playing on injuries that they have no business playing on), which is part of the reason why they are so debilitated by the time they're 33 and are forced to retire. They just aren't as skilled as Kobe, so it goes unnoticed by most. And don't bother questioning Jordan's heart, you won't win that debate... and it will get unnecessarily ugly.

Raidaz4Life
06-29-2010, 01:30 PM
Yeah Jordan would have never done that. :rolleyes:

Dude I never said anything about MJ. Quit starting another pointless Kobe vs MJ argument. The fact of the matter is that this has absolutely nothing to do with MJ.

Raidaz4Life
06-29-2010, 01:34 PM
While it's impressive and the guy is an unquestionable warrior, players do **** like this all the time (playing on injuries that they have no business playing on), which is part of the reason why they are so debilitated by the time they're 33 and are forced to retire. They just aren't as skilled as Kobe, so it goes unnoticed by most people. And don't bother questioning Jordan's heart, you won't win that debate... and it will get unnecessarily ugly.

Once again I never mentioned MJ outside of acknowledging that his flu game was one of the greatest performances in NBA history but once again it has nothing to do with Kobe. Kobe kept playing solely to ensure that his team got home court advantage come playoff time and it worked. I have no idea why people keep bringing up MJ. MJ never did this so this thread does not apply to him at all and it is pointless to speculate.

DerekRE_3
06-29-2010, 01:35 PM
Dude I never said anything about MJ. Quit starting another pointless Kobe vs MJ argument. The fact of the matter is that this has absolutely nothing to do with MJ.

Well you said Kobe's will to win was unmatched, which is obviously not true. For example...Michael Jordan. There are more too. Like say...Ronnie Lott. He amputated part of his pinkie instead of having surgery on it to avoid missing any games.

xbrackattackx
06-29-2010, 01:36 PM
Well you said Kobe's will to win was unmatched, which is obviously not true. For example...Michael Jordan. There are more too. Like say...Ronnie Lott. He amputated part of his pinkie instead of having surgery on it to avoid missing any games.

Now that is a tough hearted will to win right there.

tredigs
06-29-2010, 01:37 PM
Once again I never mentioned MJ outside of acknowledging that his flu game was one of the greatest performances in NBA history but once again it has nothing to do with Kobe. Kobe kept playing solely to ensure that his team got home court advantage come playoff time and it worked. I have no idea why people keep bringing up MJ. MJ never did this so this thread does not apply to him at all and it is pointless to speculate.


I understand Michael is great and it was a hell of a game but Kobe played half a season risking permanent damage to his shooting hand.


Just goes to show what a warrior Kobe is... like him or not, his will to win is absolutely unmatched.


Whether you meant to or not, that's exactly what you did.

Anyway, this sucks for Kobe. The team was killing it without him, he should've taken the extra rest to ensure that he didn't get long-term injury. Impressive, but it's looking like in retrospect it was pretty stupid (at least they won that game 7, I'm sure it would hurt a lot more had they not).

Raidaz4Life
06-29-2010, 01:39 PM
Well you said Kobe's will to win was unmatched, which is obviously not true. For example...Michael Jordan. There are more too. Like say...Ronnie Lott. He amputated part of his pinkie instead of having surgery on it to avoid missing any games.

I meant today. Right now. There is no way I could argue that it is unmatched in history considering A.) I haven't watched every player in history and B.) It is nearly impossible to compare players who played in different eras.

MaHaRaJaH
06-29-2010, 01:40 PM
Didn't slow him down

Raidaz4Life
06-29-2010, 01:43 PM
Whether you meant to or not, that's exactly what you did.

Anyway, this sucks for Kobe. The team was killing it without him, he should've taken the extra rest to ensure that he didn't get long-term injury. Impressive, but it's looking like in retrospect it was pretty stupid (at least they won that game 7, I'm sure it would hurt a lot more had they not).

Exactly what I did? I stated a simple fact. You cannot compare what MJ did and what Kobe did. They are two completely different scenarios with two completely different sets of consequences and I find it silly that you guys are going completely off topic with another Kobe/MJ comparison.


Lets get something straight here. I have never said "Kobe has a greater will to win than MJ." I do not compare Kobe to MJ because it is a pointless comparison.

DengelBerry
06-29-2010, 01:47 PM
Exactly what I did? I stated a simple fact. You cannot compare what MJ did and what Kobe did. They are two completely different scenarios with two completely different sets of consequences and I find it silly that you guys are going completely off topic with another Kobe/MJ comparison.


Lets get something straight here. I have never said "Kobe has a greater will to win than MJ." I do not compare Kobe to MJ because it is a pointless comparison.

there just baiting you now. just idiots, they will always have to argue MJ is better than anyone. its quite annoying actually so i will just have to say this:

No one is better than MJ in anything.

there now drop the mj vs kobe subject and go into a different forum and troll everyone.

DengelBerry
06-29-2010, 01:48 PM
Didn't slow him down


lol love your sig

DerekRE_3
06-29-2010, 01:53 PM
there just baiting you now. just idiots, they will always have to argue MJ is better than anyone. its quite annoying actually so i will just have to say this:

No one is better than MJ in anything.

there now drop the mj vs kobe subject and go into a different forum and troll everyone.

Not really. He said Kobe's will to win and heart was unmatched, which is obviously not true. Then he said he was talking about right now...which can still be debated but it's not worth getting into. I never said a thing about who is the better basketball player. Saying you can't compare players from different generations is just a cop out. I can agree to that if you are talking talent/who was better, but not heart/determination. It's not like "the will to win" changes over time.

AIMelo=KillaDUO
06-29-2010, 01:59 PM
so? Kobe could be missing his right leg and still get it done.

Cuz he's that badass huh

Thisisouryear!!
06-29-2010, 01:59 PM
Kobe is the closest thing that way have ahd ever to Jordan and its not even close, the man is a warrior

spreadeagle
06-29-2010, 02:01 PM
so? Kobe could be missing his right leg and still get it done.

:clap: H:clap:es a warrior

PrettyBoyJ
06-29-2010, 02:02 PM
on a broken finger he avg. 27.0 a game Im fine with that if it equals another ring

NYtilIdie
06-29-2010, 02:05 PM
While it's impressive and the guy is an unquestionable warrior, players do **** like this all the time (playing on injuries that they have no business playing on), which is part of the reason why they are so debilitated by the time they're 33 and are forced to retire. They just aren't as skilled as Kobe, so it goes unnoticed by most. And don't bother questioning Jordan's heart, you won't win that debate... and it will get unnecessarily ugly.

Willis Reed playing with a torn ligiment in his knee>Kobe's hurt finger

lakers4sho
06-29-2010, 02:18 PM
what has kobe done in his rookie year? did he do a 20 5 and 5?

Except Kobe only played 15 MPG his rookie year behind All-Star Eddie Jones, while Tyreke Evans played almost 38 MPG.

lakers4sho
06-29-2010, 02:21 PM
it's not Mikes fault Kobe's fragile... and i'm sure Jordan would have played with a broken finger

How do you know? Have you asked him personally?


He did it problley for the sake, of sayin "I'm playin on a bad hand" so he has an excuse if he plays bad.

:facepalm:

EYDI819
06-29-2010, 02:22 PM
Except Kobe only played 15 MPG his rookie year behind All-Star Eddie Jones, while Tyreke Evans played almost 38 MPG.

THE POINT there was a "laker fan" said tyreke will NEVER be in kobe's level... I just made a point that reke already accomplished a level that kobe won't accomplish in his lifetime. POINT PROVEN

EYDI819
06-29-2010, 02:23 PM
FYI, I am not a tyreke or kobe fan

Unruly Fan
06-29-2010, 02:48 PM
IMO there was absolutely no reason for Kobe to do this with the Lakers having the second highest win record in the league.


Dude I never said anything about MJ. Quit starting another pointless Kobe vs MJ argument. The fact of the matter is that this has absolutely nothing to do with MJ.

Actually, you unintentially brought Jordan into the argument the second you said:


Just goes to show what a warrior Kobe is... like him or not, his will to win is absolutely unmatched.

:shrug:

lakers4sho
06-29-2010, 03:34 PM
Why is this thread shipped here? It was in the NBA forum lol :D