Updates from Thursday, April 17
Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles details Kobe's trip to Europe, and says it'll be more than just a vacation:
Bryant has been ramping up his activity level in recent weeks as he continues to recover from a fracture in his left knee suffered during the Lakers' victory Dec. 17 at Memphis, just six games into his return from a ruptured Achilles.
While he is in Europe, Bryant will visit the clinic in Germany where he had the platelet-rich plasma treatment known as Orthokineon on his knee, according to a source.
The visit to the clinic is a check-up to ensure all is structurally sound with his knee before he resumes intense training.