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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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Phoenix Suns beat Lakers 112-106 despite Kobe's 39

Nov 5 2014 12:12am CST | Source: CBS SportsLine.com

LOS ANGELES (AP) Gerald Green scored 26 points off the bench, Markieff Morris had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and the Phoenix Suns overcame Kobe Bryant's 39-point performance to keep the Los Angeles Lakers winless with ...
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6 weeks ago

Vaguely Literary: Kobe Bryant x Dracula

Nov 4 2014 1:50pm CST | Source: slamonline

Kobe, always the focal point. So many people have advised you, yet you still seek knowledge. Why should you read Bram Stoker’s Dracula? Count Dracula has what you seek: immortality. He must always chase the next high. For him it’s blood; for you it’s championship trophies, wins, points and respect. Be careful what you wish for, though. The insatiable Dracula becomes a prisoner of his own will to domin ...
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6 weeks ago

Kobe Bryant Helps Kevin Durant Deal With Injury, Missing Games

Nov 4 2014 12:49pm CST | Source: lakersnation

With so much excitement heading into the 2014-15 season, the NBA and fans unfortunately lost Kevin Durant to a Jones fractu ...
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6 weeks ago

Ronaldo, Messi, Zlatan, Bale & Falcao make top 20 of Forbest highest paid athletes list

Nov 4 2014 9:21am CST | Source: 101 great goals

American business magazine Forbes have released their 2014 list of the world’s highest paid athletes.Boxer Floyd Mayweather comes in first but in second is Cristiano Ronaldo with Lionel Messi the only other footballer in the top 10 in fourth position.Other notable footballers in the top 20 include Zlatan Ibrahimovic in 12th, Gareth Bale in 14th, Radamel Falcao in 15th and Neymar in 16th position.In total, there are 15 soccer stars in the top 100. Ronaldo’s to ...
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6 weeks ago

Houston Rockets Are Being Miscast as NBA's New “Heel” Team

Nov 3 2014 2:40pm CST | Source: Bleacher Report

With the rage directed at Dwight Howard, James Harden and general manager Daryl Morey, the Houston Rockets have become favorite enemies of the modern NBA—even if they don’t deserve to be. Howard’s negative reputation needs little introduction. He’s seen as having whined his way out of his franchise role with the Orlando Magic and being too sensitive to withstand the consistently harsh critiques that went with playing for Kobe Bryant’s Los Angeles Lakers. He’s also widely known for his adoles ...
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6 weeks ago

Jeremy Lin Is The Jedi Padawan To Kobe Bryant’s Yoda When It Comes To Ball-Hogging

Nov 3 2014 11:50am CST | Source: SportsGrid

If NBA players were Jedi Masters, there’s no doubt that the aging Kobe Bryant would be Yoda — even in his weakened state, he’s still one of the best there is. There aren’t clear cut analogies for every player (is LeBron Darth Vader, or Obi-Wan?), but suffice to say that Jeremy Lin is more padawan trainee than full-fledged Jedi. He’s still learning the ropes. So it was pretty great to see Lin, who we ...
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6 weeks ago

Watch Scorching Klay Thompson Drop 41 Points On 18 Shots Against Lakers

Nov 2 2014 11:00am CST | Source: dime mag

Whether Klay Thompson is the league’s best two-way shooting guard or otherwise, he’s now getting paid like it. And after his career performance against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers last night, it’s never been easier to believe his agent’s boasts. Watch the newly-extended Golden State Warriors sharpshooter drop 41 points on just 18 […] The post Watch Scorching Klay Thompson Drop 41 Points On 18 Shots Against Lakers appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com ...
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6 weeks ago

NBA Scores: Depleted Thunder getting it done & 3 other things we learned Saturday night

Nov 2 2014 7:00am CST | Source: SBNation

The Thunder reserves keep it going with Durant and Westbrook out and other things we learned around the NBA on Saturday night. You knew it was desperate times in Oklahoma City when, badly needing a bucket to end a 8-0 Denver run to start the fourth quarter, they went to Kendrick Perkins twice. And he scored. Twice. The short-handed Thunder had just eight healthy players on Saturday night but quickly jumped on the Nuggets in Oklah ...
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6 weeks ago

Kobe Bryant: ‘I’m Sure It’s Not At The 40th Best Player In The League’

Nov 2 2014 1:21am CDT | Source: lakersnation

The 2014-15 NBA season has not been kind to the Los Angeles Lakers as they have dropped their first four games. ...
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