Kobe Bryant is Tougher Than You

by January 21, 2009

Embracing the pain: “Bryant said the pain in the ring finger of his right hand was ‘probably the most I’d ever played with,’ and his face contorted Tuesday afternoon as he recounted his unsuccessful attempt to steal the ball from LeBron James. Bryant did not practice Tuesday and he was wearing a splint made of plastic, aluminum and foam. When asked if he would play tonight against the Clippers, he indicated in the affirmative, in his own way. ‘What do you think?’ he said.”