Kobe is a warrior.
NBA.com: Kobe Bryant hasn’t been trapped in a fancy Los Angeles building and surrounded by vicious enemies led by a brilliant German since the last time Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks visited Staples Center.
Still, the Los Angeles Lakers’ unbreakable star was only half-joking recently when he said he was Bruce Willis — you know, the “Die Hard” star famed for playing action heroes who can’t be stopped, no matter the odds or injuries stacked against them.
With a broken index finger on his shooting hand, a strained elbow and several additional woes that have come and gone this season, Bryant is persevering through an uncommon spate of significant injuries without missing a game for the defending NBA champions.
“Injuries don’t affect me,” he said. “I’m not going to sit here and say I’ve got a (bad) knee, I’ve got a (bad) finger. I’m fine. I’m more than fine. I always keep playing.”