I'm not sure if this has been talked about before or not, but it sounds like Kobe was suffering something comparable to B Roy last year, but is back on top again this year. Maybe B Roy does have a chance to play in the league again? I hope so!
Finally, Bryant let out a long sigh and insisted, "I wondered how I was ever going to play basketball again."
His arthritic knee had gone bone on bone, making every step an excruciating exercise. Bryant felt like the end was creeping closer. He couldn’t practice and couldn’t move with authority on the floor. "There were a lot of thoughts, a lot of self-evaluating going on, wondering, how can I ever be effective again? How am I going to play despite this knee? I couldn’t move. It was just so painful. There was nothing I could do.
"But now I feel brand new, man."