I don't think it will be it for Kobe either, but I ain't a doctor and I don't know how Kobe's gonna respond to this.
I wasn't trying to speculate about the future, I was just saying that Kobe going until he breaks is an appropriate end, if that's what happens. He's not gonna do a cheesy arena tour where everyone around the league says goodbye, and he's not gonna stick around to be a 15ppg guy that waves to a crowd and bores younger players with stories about the good ole days.
Originally posted by JiksJuicy:
I dunno!? Kobe was already saying he may retire after next season. A torn achillies takes a long while to heal, and even when it does it takes time like with Dwight(different injury)to get back into form. If he has to sit out half the year next year, will it be worth it? You can't question Kobe's desire, but he said he was already fed up with the grind every offseason and now he has to grind through just to get rehabilitated. I just remember Memo Okur tearing his in the playoffs and he tried to come back to no avail.
You just compared Mehmet Okur to Kobe f**king Bryant.
The sad thing is even though Kobe Bryant works as hard or harder than anybody, he would be better off coming off this injury with Okur's legs than his own. Bryant has a lot of hard miles on his legs from being in the NBA 17 years or so, logging lots of minutes, and flying through the air and landing on a hardwood floor. A slow footed guy like Okur with a 12" vertical didn't beat his legs up like Bryant did.
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