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#1 magicbalala245

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 10:25 AM

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By the end of this week, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is expected to decide when he will have surgery to repair the ligament damage in his right pinky finger.
Bryant initially suffered the injury Feb. 5, in a game against the New Jersey Nets. However, instead of opting to have immediate surgery, Bryant chose to play through the remainder of the season, the playoffs and NBA finals, and the recently completed the Beijing Olympics.
Bryant had hoped to be recovered from his surgery for the start of training camp. However, the Lakers report to training camp Sept. 30 and it is highly probable that Bryant’s recuperation will take longer than the 3-4 week prognosis that previously had been reported.


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#2 SaintNicholasVanExel

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 10:56 AM

the crazy thing about this all: he'll put up MVP numbers for another season with the pinky messed up if he chooses not to have surgery.

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 11:21 AM

I'm more concerned about the long-term harm if there's any...just hope that pinky wun make him lose his touch....




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Posted August 27, 2008 - 02:11 PM

It's been such a long time that it feels like he doesn't even have the injury anymore. He'll be playing even better than before once his finger is fixed though. <_<

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 02:17 PM

I'm more concerned about the long-term harm if there's any...just hope that pinky wun make him lose his touch....

I recall him saying that other than pain and discomfort, there wasn't any risk of any long-term harm and the injury really couldn't get any worse than it was.

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 02:22 PM

If hes only missing training camp...he should do it for sure...Phil already said he was goin to rest him in TC.
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Posted August 27, 2008 - 04:21 PM

I honestly think his Pinky has messed up his ball handling and shooting touch towards the Finals. All the banging probably caught up to him, no way Ray Allen could guard Kobe like that again.

I think that Kobe's pinky slowed him down a bit.

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 04:51 PM

man, kobe better get that surgury as soon as possible

screw training camp....we neeed him to be rested and ready for the season opener

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 05:10 PM

That's good to hear. I pray we can start the season out at full health.

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 08:55 PM

No worries. Shouldn't be too bad.

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 08:58 PM

awee kobe..i feel sorry 4 him. dat pinky all messed up
hope he can still play
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Posted August 27, 2008 - 09:29 PM

awee kobe..i feel sorry 4 him. dat pinky all messed up
hope he can still play

Relax. I think it's safe to say that neither the injury nor the surgery is "career-ending".

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Posted August 28, 2008 - 12:08 AM

I want him to go under the knife now, so he has a complete camp and pre-season coming into this next year. Sure, he's a world class player, but the extra time (for everyone) with Bynum integrating back into the team is going to be key.

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Posted August 28, 2008 - 12:27 AM

I recall him saying that other than pain and discomfort, there wasn't any risk of any long-term harm and the injury really couldn't get any worse than it was.


I really hope so, but come on Kobe, let's just fix it...

And btw guys, Kobe doesn't need pre-season games...:rock:




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Posted August 28, 2008 - 01:16 AM

It's better he gets the surgery done now, it doesn't matter if he doesn't play pre-season games.
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Posted August 28, 2008 - 07:25 AM

please do it kobe, its for your own good.

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Posted August 28, 2008 - 07:44 AM

kobe knows so much about the game, he doesnt really need training camp or preseason, he can prob even miss a couple of games at the start of the season. it shouldnt be a question of when, it should be more why hasnt it already been scheduled?

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Posted August 28, 2008 - 09:37 AM

Missing the first few games for...? Need to build that team chemistry with everyone hopefully from day 1.




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Posted August 28, 2008 - 08:22 PM

Since it's only a matter of when he'll get the surgery, I'm hoping he gets the surgery really really really soon.

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Posted August 29, 2008 - 11:21 AM

i hope kobe takes as long as possible let kobe rest hes 30 now and if we want to do anything this year he needs to be ready for june not october
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