We could really use a healthy Kobe right about now.

L.A. Times: Reporting from Indianapolis – So this is why Kobe Bryant isn’t sitting out a few weeks, or even a few games.

The injuries have stacked up — broken finger, bad back, sore elbow — but the Lakers’ shooting guard has been sharper in recent games after enduring a dreadful shooting slump.

He has changed the splint on his broken right index finger, moving from a soft pliant type to a harder plastic that has insulated the finger when it gets slapped in games. Bryant’s back spasms have also receded and his strained elbow can now be classified as a past injury.

“You see me out there on the court, I’m bouncing around a lot more because I’m healthy,” Bryant said. “I can move around the court with a lot more energy and be more active. I’m feeling good.”

In the Lakers’ 118-96 victory Wednesday over the Indiana Pacers, Bryant made 10 of 15 shots and finished with 29 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, the second time this week he came close to a triple-double. He had 27 points, a career-high 16 rebounds and nine assists Sunday against Toronto.

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  • bynumite24

    Great news! He played VERY well tonight. Absolutely dissected the Pacers.

  • http://57.amklac missesalot

    he needs to grab his purse and nailpolish and MAN-UP…..HE`S SUPPOSED TO BE SO TOUGH BUT HE`S ALWAYS HURT????SHOOT 50 % DUDE.

    • http://rivalmedia.tv Chris Ekstedt

      most people would start out what i am about to say with “no offense dude but,”. not me…

      with total offense dude, you’re an idiot. kobe is so aggressive and moving a lot it’s ridiculous. the dude hasn’t missed a game in like 3 or 4 years.

      he is always hurt because he is always working. he’s always involved and he is always putting his body through hell. top it off with the fact that he plays small forward a lot. that’s not his position, meaning he’s playing against people bigger then him. and, if you watch a game at all, you’ll notice he out hustles and out plays 99% of the people he’s up against. if i we’re defending kobe, i would be pissed and aggravated. i would push, i would elbow, i would hip check i would tug on his jersey. i would draw fouls and i would probably try to swipe at his broken finger.

      yeah that happens. bad back, broken finger, sore elbow and ajacked up knee. YET he gets out there and does what he needs to do.

      he is a shooting gaurd playing a small forward position. and on a nightly basis, he almost out rebounds or assists the rest of his teammates.

      he’s tough, cuz he does all that. as i said, you’re an idiot.

    • 242LakerFan

      So being tough means never getting hurt? That makes the guy who runs and hides the toughest guy alive, doesn’t it? He never gets hurt.
      Did your mother have any kids that lived?

      • lakerman1

        That guy is looking for attention and he must like purses and lipstick hinself to even make a stupid comment like that. Hes just a nitwit fellas.

        • 242LakerFan

          I know it, and I usually ignore complete idiots like that, but they just keep popping up and it builds up o the point where I just lose it and respond anyway. People like that make me consider the benefits of forced euthanasia, just to put them out of our misery.

    • http://THELAKERSNATION LEBRON IS ALL TALK NO ACTION AN NO TITLE LOL

      yea he’s gotta be fighting some sexual attaction for kobe he’s obsessed with him….your sick,,,dude get some help!!!!!!!!we’re in awe of kobe too…but your gross and sick!!!! go lakers……. kobe is the g.o.a.t!!!!

  • jake90000

    do ppl have to put their pics on here?………..

  • http://57.amklac missesalot

    just the pretty ones!right 242?

    • LakersBabe

      I’m pretty! Really I am. :)

      • 242LakerFan

        I believe you, Babe. Missesalot can’t put her pic here, though, for fear of embarrassing Misteralot and all the Littlealots.

  • http://57.amklac missesalot

    built in excuse for missing 20 shots a game….he`s been doing this act for ever.