Kobe Bryant has arguably had the most demanding career of any basketball player ever. Since coming into the league as a high schooler in 1996. At the time, he was the youngest person to ever play in an NBA game, and 17 years later, he’s still plugging along, playing more minutes than he has in years past, and maintaining a stellar level of productivity.
All this with an arthritic knee. Though the Lakers knocked off the Mavericks on Sunday in overtime, basketball fans were much more interested in what Kobe was doing in Germany back in October and what it meant for both his knee and more recent ankle problem. Word is getting out now that a German doctor has pioneered a treatment called plasma therapy in which the body heals itself using…itself. Namely, treated blood, which is injected back into the body to accelerate healing. While Kobe doesn’t speak about his injuries, it’s thought that this treatment is more than a little successful as he’s stepped up his game in the face of advancing age over a taxing career.
Could they do this for livers? Namely, my liver? Also, can they do it for free? Help me, science. I may not be Kobe, but sometimes I have to jump over my gate when I lock myself out, which is most every day.