Jul 23, 2010, 9:30 PM EDT
Kobe Bryant had his knee drained during the first round of the playoffs, and immediately afterward had some of his best games. In classic Kobe fashion, he tried to play it off as nothing ad played through it the rest of the way. However, it pretty clearly bothered him.
Last week he had his knee “scoped,” the Lakers announced today. Kobe will be back ready to go at training camp at the end of September, the Lakers said.
Kobe has now had three surgeries on that same right knee. This was simply arthroscopic to clean up irritants, but surgery is still surgery.
Andrew Bynum will have surgery on his knee next Wednesday. He also is expected back and healthy for camp. But Kobe’s and Bynum’s knees will be something to watch as the long grind of the regular season wears on.
- Jim Buss defends Byron Scott as Lakers coach, “He has the Laker blood in him” 20
- Jim Buss open to the idea of Kobe Bryant playing beyond this season 30
- Derrick Rose on sexual assault suit: “I am confident I will be proven innocent” 2
- Report: Kyrie Irving likely not back opening night, could be out until January 14
- Legendary Sixer, backboard-shattering dunker Darryl Dawkins dies at 58 14
- After Rio Olympics next summer, who takes over at Team USA coach? 8
- Kobe, Shaq discuss regrets over feud that ended their Lakers era 49
- NBA fines Clippers for attempting to circumvent salary cap with DeAndre Jordan 10