Kobe Bryant Divorce: Family Drama Won't Keep Kobe from on-Court Success

Kyle Vassalo@VassaloBRFeatured ColumnistDecember 25, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 17:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers poses with his wife and daughters, left to right, Natalia, Vanessa and Gianna, after the Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics in Game Seven of the 2010 NBA Finals at Staples Center on June 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Kobe Bryant's personal life is a wreck, but Bryant has shown the ability to leave his off-the-court issues off the court and deliver when his number is called.

He'll do the same this season, even though TMZ reports that Bryant is depressed and still trying to save his marriage for his children.

The Lakers are falling apart right now and while they are a playoff team, they aren't a contender.

Kobe's injured wrist isn't going to hold him back from putting forth an All-Star campaign and neither will his divorce.

He's one of the best players in the league at performing with adversity. Kobe is clutch and although he is obviously distracted by bigger issues in his life than basketball, he always finds a way to come through.

Bryant is a professional. Those looking for a Tiger Woods meltdown from No. 24 have another thing coming.

Kobe has had scandal and distractions in his life before and still managed to separate his personal life from the hardwood.

As for his injury, those who have watched the Black Mamba throughout his career know that he's always banged up. Bandaged, bruised, heart-broken and depressed, Bryant will rise up against all odds because that is simply what he does.