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Gambeezy
06-30-2010, 05:38 PM
Wow, I'm not even a Laker's fan but this really sucks. You hate to see a star go through something like that.



Ball Don't Lie Wed Jun 30 08:05am PDT

Kobe Bryant has the index finger of an 83-year-old man
By Trey Kerby


We all remember Kobe Bryant's(notes) 6-24 shooting performance in Game 7 of this year's NBA finals. It was not a very good shooting performance, obviously, as he did not make very many shots but continued to take shots. Basically, it was the very definition of a bad shooting performance, and I heard that Kobe Bryant's face will be added next to that phrase in a completely nonexistent dictionary of basketball terms.

However, while Kobe's shooting wasn't so great, it's pretty easy to forget that he was playing with a severely injured right index finger, also known as the finger most important to shooting. When you remember that little factoid, making any shots with a completely retooled release is impressive. But that's Kobe Bryant for you — doing whatever he can to perform at a high level.

As it turns out, that dedication might have cost Kobe a finger. No, it's not like he's going to lose it, but it's definitely going to be a pain in the hand for the next 50 years of his life. The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding has the tragic tale of the damaged digit.

"For Bryant, the sacrifice for success could well be visible for the rest of his career in the form of something that is not another championship ring to go around his finger.

He might never play again without wearing support for his damaged right index finger.

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."


Yikes. The old broken finger that turns arthritic is never fun, especially in the two very similar fields of NBA basketball and blogging. We've lost a lot of good men out there, mostly from arthritic fingers.

Seriously, though, playing through an injury is hard enough for anyone in any sport. But playing through an injury to your index finger on your shooting hand in a sport that requires constant use of that finger and hand? That's definitely not amoré, Dino. That's constant pain 82 times a season, plus the playoffs, for another five years, at least. Like I said before, yikes.

[Photos: See NBA champion Kobe Bryant in action.]

So when Jordan Farmar(notes) leaves the Lakers this summer, don't be curious as to why. Just remember that he's the one who threw the errant pass that led to Kobe's busted knuckle. We know Kobe holds grudges, so it's only logical to assume his finger does too.



http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Kobe-Bryant-has-the-index-finger-of-an-83-year-o?urn=nba,252528

cheerio
06-30-2010, 05:40 PM
First of all this is a blog which is an opinion

83 year old man, doubt that

Bruno
06-30-2010, 05:44 PM
It's never going to be the same. I broke my middle finger over a year ago and its just not the same. Can't bend it all the way with out hearing it make a clicking noise, my tendons are still swollen (permanently swollen) and from the side view my middle knuckle is noticeably bigger.

He's gona have to learn to deal with the arthritis, but as long as the bone itself heals all the way I'm not too worried.

avrpatsfan
06-30-2010, 05:47 PM
Man he made his life worse for a title? That's devoted. Lakers fans have to love his dedication. That's too bad though. When he's at the top of the game he's unbeatable and it's looking like he might not reach that anytime soon.

Gambeezy
06-30-2010, 05:49 PM
I hyperextended my right index finger over a year and a half ago and I still don't have near the same flexibility I used to. This is coming from a guy who is very active and exercises and plays sports regularly. When I injured it, I took a break from activity with that finger. Kobe played through the pain so I wonder how that will affect the long-term healing factor of the injury.

magichatnumber9
06-30-2010, 05:54 PM
I **** on Kobe, all the time. I am a die hard Celtics fan, It is my duty to hate this man. But let me tell you this thing I so hate and detest...... Is everything I ****ing love in a basketball player. I myself have spent countless hours in a hot gym perfecting my jumper, playing 6 hour pick up games. Worked on dribbling before and after I practice. This is the mamba spirit and I have it as well. When I am flipping him the bird I am really giving him a salute.

Kakaroach
06-30-2010, 06:07 PM
Playing through a broken finger like that is pure dedication, sucks that it won't be the same though.

_KB24_
06-30-2010, 06:14 PM
If the bone can heal, I will not be worried. Arthritis is something I feel Kobe can cope with and still produce at a high rate with. He just needs to take this summer off COMPLETELY and let it heal.

ripjhb18
06-30-2010, 06:22 PM
Its a broken finger that he played with for an entire season, did anyone expect it to mend like nothing had happened to it?

deepen03
06-30-2010, 06:27 PM
well I doubt his finger is that bad.. but if you think about it, Kobe is being stubborn.. He actually hurt that Finger against my Nets back in 07-08. He should have gotten surgery done in the summer of 08, but he refused. He should get that thing repaired this summer ASAP.

deepen03
06-30-2010, 06:28 PM
If the bone can heal, I will not be worried. Arthritis is something I feel Kobe can cope with and still produce at a high rate with. He just needs to take this summer off COMPLETELY and let it heal.

let it heal? it's broken. He needs to stop being ignorant and stubborn and get surgery done!

soundjunkies2
06-30-2010, 06:37 PM
well I doubt his finger is that bad.. but if you think about it, Kobe is being stubborn.. He actually hurt that Finger against my Nets back in 07-08. He should have gotten surgery done in the summer of 08, but he refused. He should get that thing repaired this summer ASAP.

That was his pinky finger that he hurt against the nets. This injury is his index finger. The pinky is completely healed.

PraiseJesus
06-30-2010, 06:40 PM
aww, I feel so bad for Kobe and his 5 rings and 100s of millions of dollars gorgeous wife...

His wittle finger hurts

Lake_Show2416
06-30-2010, 06:44 PM
"You don’t even know me and you mad. How it feel to be a hater, now I know exactly how it feels to be a Laker."---Jay Z

what song is this from

ripjhb18
06-30-2010, 07:02 PM
let it heal? it's broken. He needs to stop being ignorant and stubborn and get surgery done!

Surgery isn't always the best option. He could have surgery and it would feel better, but it may cut down on the movement in the finger. If you just deal with the pain and rehab it, he can still have the movement he has always had.

LTBaByyy
06-30-2010, 07:19 PM
I feel bad for him.....

But this isnt golf, this is a contact professional sport!!
you should see half of the football players fingers

His game will be the same, He will just learn how to perfect his shooting with it like that
this whole summer and Im sure he will still average 27+ a game next year

_KB24_
06-30-2010, 07:32 PM
what song is this from

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtT9Ku4XxHA

shep33
06-30-2010, 07:49 PM
He's gonna average 28 next year, more if he wanted to. His finger will be better than last year, plus he was playing on a bum knee and ankle, still averaged 27-28 ppg.

Klivlend
06-30-2010, 07:50 PM
boo-hoo for Kobe. I'm not gonna give him any sympathy. Just wear one of your five rings on a different finger

ILLN355
06-30-2010, 08:07 PM
if magic johnson has a cure for aids, then i assume kobe should have a cure for arthritis?

PBG
06-30-2010, 08:11 PM
sounds like kobe knows hes going to be on decline soon, why not have a built in excuse for when it happens?

Mc Lovin
06-30-2010, 08:25 PM
It's not uncommon. I broke my pinky finger and it's never been the same since. It hurts if I bang it on something and it's mad crooked but other than that it doesn't effect me at all.

E.O.21
06-30-2010, 09:16 PM
I doubt anyone cares about Kobe at this point (except Laker fans)

still1ballin
06-30-2010, 09:20 PM
and that is what you call dedication.

Bruno
06-30-2010, 09:48 PM
sounds like kobe knows hes going to be on decline soon, why not have a built in excuse for when it happens?

Brilliant contribution to the thread.

PLAYERS FAN
06-30-2010, 09:57 PM
Wow, I'm not even a Laker's fan but this really sucks. You hate to see a star go through something like that.



Ball Don't Lie Wed Jun 30 08:05am PDT

Kobe Bryant has the index finger of an 83-year-old man
By Trey Kerby


We all remember Kobe Bryant's(notes) 6-24 shooting performance in Game 7 of this year's NBA finals. It was not a very good shooting performance, obviously, as he did not make very many shots but continued to take shots. Basically, it was the very definition of a bad shooting performance, and I heard that Kobe Bryant's face will be added next to that phrase in a completely nonexistent dictionary of basketball terms.

However, while Kobe's shooting wasn't so great, it's pretty easy to forget that he was playing with a severely injured right index finger, also known as the finger most important to shooting. When you remember that little factoid, making any shots with a completely retooled release is impressive. But that's Kobe Bryant for you — doing whatever he can to perform at a high level.

As it turns out, that dedication might have cost Kobe a finger. No, it's not like he's going to lose it, but it's definitely going to be a pain in the hand for the next 50 years of his life. The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding has the tragic tale of the damaged digit.

"For Bryant, the sacrifice for success could well be visible for the rest of his career in the form of something that is not another championship ring to go around his finger.

He might never play again without wearing support for his damaged right index finger.

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."


Yikes. The old broken finger that turns arthritic is never fun, especially in the two very similar fields of NBA basketball and blogging. We've lost a lot of good men out there, mostly from arthritic fingers.

Seriously, though, playing through an injury is hard enough for anyone in any sport. But playing through an injury to your index finger on your shooting hand in a sport that requires constant use of that finger and hand? That's definitely not amoré, Dino. That's constant pain 82 times a season, plus the playoffs, for another five years, at least. Like I said before, yikes.

[Photos: See NBA champion Kobe Bryant in action.]

So when Jordan Farmar(notes) leaves the Lakers this summer, don't be curious as to why. Just remember that he's the one who threw the errant pass that led to Kobe's busted knuckle. We know Kobe holds grudges, so it's only logical to assume his finger does too.



http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Kobe-Bryant-has-the-index-finger-of-an-83-year-o?urn=nba,252528

:mad: This sucks!

LTBaByyy
06-30-2010, 10:04 PM
I doubt anyone cares about Kobe at this point (except Laker fans)

This. I think we are making deal out of nothing
Lakers fans are saying omg dedication :clap:

When actually this happens to a million of people
I broke my pinky in football in high school and i broke the other one in bball!!
and i didnt get surgery on either and they are both a lil crooked but im fine!!! and can still shoot the basketball easily... Im not kobe but i meant in general

HE WILL STILL AVG 27+ pts per game next year

JJ_JKidd
07-01-2010, 05:47 AM
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.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Kobe-Bryant-has-the-index-finger-of-an-83-year-o?urn=nba,252528

Oaktown R8ers
07-01-2010, 05:52 AM
that suck but its hasnt effected his shooting

TheWatcher34
07-01-2010, 06:01 AM
these news have changed my day, really.
i have to stop watching now.

BradyIsTheMan12
07-01-2010, 06:05 AM
Kobe's going to be fine..

Raven19
07-01-2010, 06:59 AM
I hope hell be okay

StickyGreenFan
07-01-2010, 10:22 AM
if they can cure magics hiv, im sure they can fix kobes finger lol all it takes is that magical green stuff called money, and lots of it. seems to cure every ailment known to man

tangent12
07-01-2010, 10:25 AM
I hope he'll be okay too. It'd be a shame for him to not be able to play to his full potential, specially with the kind of legacy he's building. Would like to see what he can do being completely healthy to close out his career.

The Raven
07-01-2010, 01:00 PM
Talk about dedication. I really hope though he'll be ok for next season and can somehow get his finger healed

mpballer92
07-01-2010, 01:35 PM
Were talking about Kobe Bryant here, there are no worries.

;).

Avenged
07-01-2010, 02:00 PM
Kobe has already adjusted to playing with an injured finger(s) so he should be fine. As long as it doesn't keep getting worse, we'll see the same Kobe until he slowly starts to settle down.

nickdymez
07-01-2010, 02:02 PM
Everybody talks about Kobes "6-24" in game seven, but seems to forget he scored 19 points in the third quarter of game 5. He was shooting from everywhere in boston. He made a three from the patriots locker room i think, yes THE PATRIOTS... So in two games he fell off that much? He had a bad night.. It happens.. No one wants to mention the 15 boards he grabbed though....

showtym24
07-01-2010, 02:16 PM
Were talking about Kobe Bryant here, there are no worries.

;).

.

Hurricane H
07-01-2010, 02:24 PM
No worries. He will be fine. I'm sure he will make adjustment shooting the ball with that finger right before the season starts.

younggunn113
07-01-2010, 02:24 PM
well I doubt his finger is that bad.. but if you think about it, Kobe is being stubborn.. He actually hurt that Finger against my Nets back in 07-08. He should have gotten surgery done in the summer of 08, but he refused. He should get that thing repaired this summer ASAP.

First of all, Kobe isn't asking people to feel bad for him. How much attention did Lebrons elbow get? He talked about it in interviews saying it was sore and even shot a FT lefty. How many times did you hear Kobe talk about his finger being the reason for a bad game? 0. Kobe never once mentioned his finger, and still hasn't. This isn't Kobe's blog where hes saying his fingers screwed. Haters gonna hate.

Second, about your post. Yeah he was real stubborn, he definitely should have skipped the Olympics and not played in the gold medal game against Spain. If he's not there, I don't think they beat Spain. Say what you will about Lebron and Wade (who def contributed a ton), but for those of you who watched there was no doubt that those players were defering to Kobe down the stretch and he was making a ton of plays. I can't believed he refused surgery to play for Team USA and help us win a gold medal, he's so stubborn!!! :mad: