Suffering the wound on April 10, Bryant is expected to miss a minimum of 6-9 months.
“My first steps without the boot,” wrote Bryant, 34, a 10-time All-NBA First Team selection.
Playing 38.6 minutes per outing, the 6-foot-6, 205 pound Bryant averaged 27.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 6.0 assists over 78 contests.
Underachieving like few squads in the annals of the association, the Lakers (45-37) would have been one of the biggest embarrassments in sports history without Bryant’s efforts.
Competing in 1,239 games since turning professional in 1996, the 15-time All-Star is graying and worn.
Unfortunately for Bryant and Lakers fans, it’s certainly possible the “Black Mamba” was bit by a fatal athletic injury this past spring.
However, considering the legend’s famed diligence and competitiveness, it’s safe to predict Kobe Bryant will be dominating on the hardwood by the wintertime in “La-La Land.”by