Posts Tagged ‘Cliff Lee’

Innovative Therapy For Bryant’s Knee

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – Kobe Bryant has opted for an innovative assist to relive pain in his oft-injured right knee, per a report from the Mike Bersnahan and Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times.

Bryant had the procedure done a month ago in Germany, according to the Times:

The treatment is a derivation of platelet-rich plasma therapy. PRP procedures are less invasive than many surgeries involving the knee and are viewed as either an emerging solution to knee problems or a financial gamble on unproven science.

Bryant, who turns 33 next month, has been bothered in recent seasons by an arthritic joint in his right knee. He has undergone three other knee procedures since 2003, including surgery last July to remove unspecified loose bodies.

He sat out an overwhelming majority of the Lakers’ practices this past season and saw his scoring, shooting percentage and minutes decrease in his 15th NBA season. He has three years and $83.5 million left on his contract with the Lakers.

A report by ESPNLosAngeles.com cited several other notable professional athletes as having undergone the same procedure, including Tiger Woods, New York Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee. There was a much more descriptive definition of the procedure.

Mavs don antlers for Rangers

The baseball fever gripping Dallas-Fort Worth isn’t lost on the area hoopsters. The Mavericks taped the above message to show their support for the Texas Rangers, who are currently tied 1-1 in the ALCS with the Yankees. Game 3 is Monday night (8 p.m. ET, TBS) in New York, with Texas sending out ace Cliff Lee to the mound.

Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd, Jason Terry, Shawn Marion, Caron Butler and Co. shout in unison, “Go Rangers!” The Mavs also sport “antlers” — a Rangers hand sign for someone making a hustle play. The “claw” and “antlers” are big in North Texas these days.  

Just a few months ago, Mark Cuban fanned on his attempt to buy the Rangers in bankruptcy court. But that hasn’t stopped the Mavs owner from backing the club at every turn. Cuban said any time an area team does well, it’s good for everyone around. Asked recently if the Rangers could compete for World Series title, he didn’t hesitate.

“Hell yeah, with pitching like that,” he said. “Yes they can. Absolutely.”

Maybe the Mavs will consider taping an inspirational message for the Cowboys…