It seems like the Kobe Bryant mentality is rubbing off on the whole team.
Antawn Jamison left the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night game against the Washington Wizards with what was diagnosed as a slight tear in his wrist.
According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne he'll still play though, saying he is “going to gut it out.”
Officially, Jamison is day-to-day, and will be reevaluated after the season, but for now, he's all in.
Bryant is known for playing through virtually everything, as long as his injury doesn't end up being a detriment to the team, which seemed to be the case with his recent ankle injury. He also publicly criticized Dwight Howard for not playing through his shoulder injury earlier in the season.
Earlier last week, on the Max & Marcellus Show, Jamison said that he has played with a lot of greats, like Shaq and Gilbert Arenas in his prime, but Bryant is on another level, and playing through this injury may be because of the example the future Hall of Famer has set for him.
Recently, Jamison's numbers have been vital to the Lakers, averaging 13 points in the last five games. His defense is still severely lacking though.