For some reason, I just can’t get all that worked up about Kobe Bryant’s MVP award. I’m even in L.A. at the moment, but the emotion just isn’t there. Maybe it has something to do with him being an a$$hole who’s undergone an 82-game image rehab session. I also wonder just how *happy* Mitch Kupchak is about his shiny, new trophy.
Meanwhile, the only possible news that could’ve dragged down Kobe’s award - and the Lakers freight-training the Jazz in the NBA playoffs - is latest Andrew Bynum injury update.
The man who could quite possibly turn the Lakers into a dynasty has been out three months with a bad knee. And according to doctors, his lack of recovery may cause him to require knee surgery.
Lakers spokesman John Black said Bynum was examined Wednesday by Dr. Steven Gecha in Princeton, N.J. Black said the team was told there had been some improvement in the 20-year-old center’s knee, but Gecha’s recommendation was exploratory surgery if there wasn’t more in the upcoming weeks.
I can only imagine the private high-fiving going on around the league with this news.