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Derek Fisher said Friday about teammate and pal Kobe Bryant: “He’s telling me — and I saw for myself — that his knee is the best it’s been in a long time.”
Fisher and Bryant, whose right knee has troubled him in recent years, played together in an exhibition in the Philippines.
Fisher said he didn’t really believe Bryant’s boasting initially, but seeing Bryant in action was convincing.
“I saw it a little bit in Manila,” Fisher said, smiling, “so I believe it now.”
Kobe recently went to Germany to undergo an experimental procedure to help his knee. Something about pulling blood from his arm, spinning it in a centrifuge, and injecting platelets into the knee to encourage healing. When you're rich like Kobe, you can go do something like this. Proven or not, it's worth a shot.
And Goddammit… it looks like its working. This is one of those times where medical science pisses me off. You couldn't just let him fade away into the sunset. Nooooo… you had to go and heal his knee and maybe extend his career.
Memo to Kevin Garnet: get your ass to Germany and have them put this stuff into your knees too. Both of them. Hell, don't stop there. Go for elbows, shoulders, hips and ankles too. Nothing is too good for you, KG.
Seriously. If this is the future of sports medicine…. then platelet therapy for all!!
Side note: Congrats to Lawrence Frank. He got a 4 year deal (3 guaranteed plus a team option) with the Pistons. Good luck.