Having endured the pain of playing with a torn ligament in his right wrist, Kobe Bryant has proclaimed himself “healed”. So…does that mean the ligament amazingly reattached itself? Did Kobe visit BillyWitchDoctor.com?
I mean, I don’t doubt Mamba could Victor Cruz across water if he chose to do so but this is pretty inconceivable. It’s hard enough trying to understand how Bryant could be the league’s leading scorer with a bum shooting hand and that he’s been able to rollback the clock after looking so weary and ragged last season.
All facetiousness aside, Bryant might have declared his wrist being “healed” but more than likely he’s just at a point where the pain is tolerable. He’s ended his pregame injection routine. The wrist wrap came off in Philly. Now Bryant is at a point where he can manage the pain. So healed is a relative term.
We all know it would take death to keep Kobe off the court. Even then I’ve got even money on Zombie Mamba dropping 20. Larry Bird recently called Kobe a “tough cat”. That goes without saying. I guess what I’m getting at is Kobe isn’t at all healed. He’s just not in as much pain anymore.