Kobe's Trainer Says Heavy Minutes Had Nothing to Do with His Injury

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Kobe's Trainer Says Heavy Minutes Had Nothing to Do with His Injury
Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

In the hours following the devastating injury to Kobe Bryant, it was immediately fashionable (and on the surface, even logical) to pin the blame for it firmly on the shoulders of Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni. Bryant had been playing an insane amount of minutes recently in an attempt to drag his team into the playoffs, and conventional wisdom said that D’Antoni should have exerted more control over his star player to prevent him from playing himself into an injury like this one.

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