And Kevin Ding somehow can predict future or something like that?
If MRI shows that bone is healed, i'm sure Kobe will practice one week with team and then comeback, if it's case like Xavier and bone is not ready jet, then yeah, no returning until it's healed, few more weeks.
Kobe himself talked during this road trip that he is watching what he is eating, and also that he is trying to stay in shape as much as possible by riding bike, because that's only what he can do at this point, this is huge, and it's not like achilles when he didn't do anything for 6 months and didn't watch what he was eating.
And it's really important for Kobe to comeback this season, not because winning, no, he still have to figure out what kind of player he is now after achilles injury, and this is the best time to "experiment" on himself and see how much he can do, it's really important to come back, because no matter how much practice you put in, nothing can simulate REAL GAME action.
This team will not win anything this year, so it's much better for him now to return and work on his game, to be 100% ready for next season to make another run.
Also, he will have whole summer to work, that is big time, Kobe didn't have whole summer to prepare for long long time because long playoff runs.
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