Despite scoring 40 points and leading the Lakers to their fifth consecutive win by beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-108 on Thursday, most of the conversation afterward was not about Kobe Bryant’s monster game, but instead most of the focus surrounded what appeared to be a knee injury Kobe experienced late in the 4th quarter. Bryant remained seated on the court for a solid minute (!) after his ankle and knee both twisted awkwardly. The warrior that he is, Bryant stayed in and played the rest of the game.
However, what occurred after the game was most confusing, as I had no idea that injuring your ankle and/or knee could cause a person to experience symptoms normally associated with concussions. To wit:
“I was very concerned,” Bryant said. “I had to do my MCL check, ACL check. Everything was intact so I was good to go. I’m Bruce Willis, man. I’m fine.” via.
Maybe the Lakers should consult a neurologist and get Kobe one of those MRIs or OPPs or PYTs or whatever the hell they’re called, because he appears to exhibiting signs that he may have experienced some level of brain trauma, much like that quarterback who thought he was Batman in that old Snickers commercial.
Further, why Bruce Willis? Maybe I’m missing something here, but what does comparing yourself to the guy who portrayed detective David Addison on Moonlighting say about a person’s toughness? Seems like an odd reference to me. (tongue planted firmly in cheek)