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NBA: Kobe Bryant Asks David Beckam for Advice on Achilles Injury
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NBA: Kobe Bryant Asks David Beckam for Advice on Achilles Injury

Jun 23 2013, 11:45pm CDT | by

Kobe Bryant, who is recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon, sought out the advice of English soccer star David Beckham.

Kobe Bryant, who is recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon, sought out the advice of English soccer star David Beckham.  Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times says Beckham, who tore his Achilles in...

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NBA: Kobe Bryant Asks David Beckam for Advice on Achilles Injury

Jun 23 2013, 11:45pm CDT | by

Kobe Bryant, who is recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon, sought out the advice of English soccer star David Beckham.

Kobe Bryant, who is recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon, sought out the advice of English soccer star David Beckham. 

Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times says Beckham, who tore his Achilles in 2010, was able to make a strong return to the pitch. Bryant talked about their close relationship and him being encouraged by Beckham's comeback. 

"Becks and I have grown to be pretty close since he's been playing in Los Angeles for [the Galaxy] the last five years. 

"He and I talked for quite a bit about his process, and his recovery. He hasn't had any issues with it since. He's won several championships since the injury, so I'm pretty encouraged by that."

Bryant, whose return was originally set at six to nine months, recently said he expects to return to the court November or December, which would put him at seven to eight months. 

"It's going well. I'm pretty much two months out of surgery, and I'm walking. I can get up on my toes. I'm pleased with how it's going so far."

According to Pincus, Bryant admitted to having some doubts about regaining his physical abilities. 

"You have to allow yourself to think that, because it keeps you on edge. It keeps you motivated. It keeps you strong. I think for me, once I started hearing everybody else say, 'Well, maybe this is it. Maybe this is too much.' -- that's what really gave me the determination to see if I can prove them wrong."

The 34-year-old Bryant suffered a torn left Achilles' tendon in an April game against the Golden State Warriors as the regular season was drawing to a conclusion. Bryant averaged 27.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and six assists in the 2012-13 NBA season, per ESPN stats

 
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Klay Thompson Better Two-Way Guard Than Kobe According To His Agent

Sep 16 2014 10:43am CDT | Source: lakersnation

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Klay Thompson’s agent: Thompson better two-way shooting guard than Kobe Bryant

Sep 16 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: NBC Sports

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Los Angeles Lakers' Biggest X-Factors for 2014-15 Season

Sep 15 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

With training camp looming, the Los Angeles Lakers are looking to acclimate a new head coach, blend new and returning players and turn the page on a disappointing chapter. The 2014-15 season promises to have more X-factors than usual. What are these things, and how are they typically defined? In the simplest of terms, an X-factor can be a wild card or some type of variable—be it a player, quality, circumstance or thing—that can have a significant impact on the te ...
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INSTAGRAM: Kobe Bryant Takes A Trip To Germany

Sep 14 2014 5:10pm CDT | Source: lakersnation

Kobe Bryant always makes a number of international trips during the off-season. China is usually one of his stops as he is immensely popular over there, but this year he also made a trip to Germany — Munich in particular. – Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION “Can ...
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Kobe Bryant back in Germany for annual knee treatment

Sep 11 2014 2:13pm CDT | Source: NBC Sports

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Sep 11 2014 11:30am CDT | Source: lakersnation

After 18 years with the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant is heading into potentially the last two seasons of his incredible NBA career. Most of us Lakers fans don’t know our team without Kobe leading the way or willing the purple and gold to victory on a nightly basis. ...
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Byron Scott On Kobe: “There Might Be Some Games Where He Can’t Play”

Sep 9 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: dime mag

Given his age and recent injury history, many people are wondering whether Kobe Bryant will still perform at an elite level this season. One way to make sure Kobe remains effective is to manage his minutes, even sitting him out at times during the regular season — something akin to what the Heat did with […] The post Byron Scott On Kobe: “There Might Be Some Games Where He Can’t Play” appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades ...
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Is FIBA World Cup Run a Sign of Career Resurgence for Pau Gasol?

Sep 8 2014 12:39pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Pau Gasol has looked good in the 2014 FIBA World Cup, which could mean something great is in store for him and his new Chicago Bulls teammates next season. The 34-year-old Spaniard has been the most dominant player in the tournament, which—if we're being honest—is somewhat surprising given the downward trend his NBA career has been on lately. A four-year slide felt like a signal that the end was closing in on one of the game ...
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Lakers Nation Debate: Best Choice For Future Point Guard

Sep 8 2014 10:32am CDT | Source: lakersnation

The Los Angeles Lakers were unable to make the splash they wanted to in free agency this summer. Despite that, the team was able to assemble a solid roster while maintaining cap flexibility for next summer. The only players under contract for next season are Kobe Bryant, Julius Randl ...
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Report: Suns Could Lose Bledsoe, Dragic In Free Agency; Lakers Interested

Sep 4 2014 12:45pm CDT | Source: dime mag

The 2014-2015 Los Angeles Lakers are a patchwork team. Carlos Boozer and Jeremy Lin are playing on expiring contracts, Steve Nash will likely retire after this season, and Los Angeles has a team option on 2015-2016 for the re-signed Jordan Hill. Even Kobe Bryant isn’t in the Lakers’ long-term plans; there’s a very real possibility […] The post Report: Suns Could Lose Bledsoe, Dragic In Free Agency; Lakers Interested appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA ...
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