The 2013-14 NBA season is officially here, and Bleacher Report is labeling it the Year of the Comeback as Rajon Rondo, Kobe Bryant, Russell Westbrook, & Derrick Rose all attempt to come back from season-ending injuries.
The NBA season is only a couple months away, and Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant is recovering from an Achilles injury. During his recovery process, he has done such therapy that includes running on an anti-gravity treadmill, and now Bryant wants us to see his newest accomplishment.
The Black Mamba is jumping, just not the kind of jumping you’d expect to see from an NBA player. He’s “cautiously” jumping into a pool from a 40-foot high diving board.
Los Angeles Lakers superstar, Kobe Bryant, is currently rehabbing from off-season surgery, preparing to make his return much anticipated return to the NBA. Oh, and his Newport Coast home is for sale for $8.599 million, according to the LA Times real estate section. Among the features of the home: a shark tank in an office/library, a hair salon, and a gym. The LA Times does want to correct one thing, though. The home has four bedrooms, not the originally reported eleven.
Kobe Bryant has been in China this summer touring for Nike Basketball. The Black Mamba can’t take part in any drills as he recovers from his Achilles surgery, but the five-time NBA Champion can still spread his wisdom of the game.
The premise is Bryant running a practice at 4am in China and dropping knowledge on a group of young players:
“An important thing to remember is that it’s not about how much you practice, but about how much your mind is present when you’re practicing.”
For Lakers fans and more importantly Kobe Bryant, every little step from this moment on is a good one. Every since the Laker superstar tore his Achilles on April 12 against the Golden State Warriors, questions arose wether Kobe would return back to the “Black Mamba” we all know.
Bryant posted a video to his Instagram account of his first steps since his surgery more than two months ago. He’s not jumping over any cars or throwing down huge dunk, but the guy’s got to start somewhere, right?
Appearing on the “Mason and Ireland” show on ESPN 710 Thursday, Bryant let us know that his Achilles was actually feeling better than it did before he injured it in April. In addition, Bryant said that work on an elliptical machine and some strength training would be the next steps in his long road back.
If you thought Nike would abandon or in any way distance itself from Kobe Bryant after the Lakers superstar ruptured his Achilles, you were wrong.
The sneaker-maker put together an inspiring newspaper ad asking the superstar to “Show Us Again” that the improbable is possible. Now, a passionate Mamba fan has made the ad into a video that will surely bring goosebumps to No. 24′s supporters.
The new fan video zeros in on a number of things that Bryant has showed us over the last 17 years. From the day he was drafted to the night he went down against the Golden State Warriors, the video pays tribute to all that Bryant has done—right down to his Mamba face. This is what makes Kobe Bryant, Kobe Bryant. He will be back.