Kobe Bryant Goes to Germany for Plasma Therapy on His Knee
He has done this once before, but Kobe Bryant is back in Germany to get plasma therapy done on his right knee, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Bryant left training camp on Thursday, but will return some time early next week.
Plasma therapy isn’t against NBA rules and very few players have actually undergone the procedure. For example, Andrew Bynum did the same therapy a few years ago, and it hardly paid dividends for him.
The irony of this whole procedure is that Kobe left training camp without even telling his coach. But the lack of communication hasn’t shocked Mike D’Antoni like you would think it would have.
"I don't think it's a surprise," D'Antoni said. "I think he had it programmed and just the way it was, he knew he had time because he's not getting on the court yet. So, I don't think it's a big deal and I don't think it caught him by surprise. Instead of doing it in August, he's doing it now. There's no concern whatsoever."
I’m not so sure that many coaches would have responded the way that D’Antoni has, but he knows better than anyone else that he has to be under Kobe’s good graces. Or else, his days in LA might resemble Dwight Howard’s.