Kobe to get hand surgery in September

From Kobe’s website (though it will carry into the Lakers season, I’m happy to see him play out the rest of this season – and the Olympics; the dude is the toughest basketball player on planet earth).

kobe.jpgKB24.com: In a video on his blog, Kobe Bryant says he can’t miss the Olympics, because he has been looking forward to them for a long time. So the operation that the team would like him to have now, he will instead have shortly before next season.

I admire his dedication to playing. Yet I can’t help but worry that he could hurt his hand worse in the interim. Maybe opponents won’t intentionally target his hand now. But between this day in late February and the twin goals of an NBA title and an Olympic gold medal stand more than a few bloody minded players.

For what it’s worth, Bryant also displayed the movie tastes in sync with my mom, saying Cate Blanchett was robbed at the Oscars. He says she truly was “Elizabeth.” He also says he can’t even tell what “No Country for Old Men” was about, other than “just people shooting each other.”

Watch the video on KB24.com! 

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  • Showtime

    Could not expect less of Kobe. The man lives for basketball glory.

  • 187 ON BOSTON

    AS LONG AS DREW,PAU,AND FISH ARE HEALTHY EVEN IF KOBE MISSES THE BEGINING OF NEXT SEASON RECOVERING FROM THIS WE WILL BE ON THE COURSE FOR BACK TO BACK CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lalakerfan

    i love kobe

  • Lakers4Life

    We are in the presence of Legend. Kobe = I AM LEGEND

  • LA-KB-RD24

    KOBEEE!!! he is the best ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  • ab4sure

    What??? September??? Then he will miss preseason and maybe some regular season games. Well, I guess if you “get hurt on company time you get better on company time”.. A quote from Shaq.. LOL… Well… I don’t mind that.. Kobe works hard and keeps in the best shape possible. Much better than the Big Diesel who ate too many Krispy Kreme donuts. In fact kobe… take the first month of the regular season off. Get your rest and take of your body… you are going to be spending lots of time in the PO the next 5 yrs.

  • awesomerob24

    That’s good ol Kobe alright
    He knows what’s up.
    He can play with only one hand if he wanted to.

  • ab4sure

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    I am glad you gave kobe one hand… u have so much “confidence” in the lakers i thought u might say kobe could play with no hands or feet… LOL

  • vida24

    no wonder he wanted to go out in that settel game earley he was wanted to watch oscar !lol .

  • DCLAKER

    Damn! He may hurt it more when he holds the trophy up over his head,I guess Bynum will have to do the honors(That’s good stuff right there).

  • ignard

    Kobe didn’t see “La Vie En Rose” because if he did he’d know that Marion Cotillard was unbelievable in that movie.