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Kobe Bryant Was Unable To Reach 'Physical Peak' This Season

You don't have to be medical professional to know that Kobe Bryant wasn't at his top physical condition throughout the season. He just didn't have the explosiveness on a consistent basis that we have become accustomed to. But that's just an opinion, for an expert's take, we turn to somebody who knows Kobe's body better than just about anyone, Lakers trainer Gary Vitti.

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Vitti does a regular interview with NBA.com, and this most recent edition centered around the health of Kobe Bryant. Here's what he had to say about Bryant's condition this season.

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Coming into camp, we’re still doing rehab, so Kobe was behind all the time and could never really catch up, which has something to do with the surgery, something to do with the sheer miles of wear and tear and the attrition the game has on him. So when we do look at an entire season, we look at how what what we’re doing in October and how that will affect the player in February, March, April and so on.

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Basically just confirming what we already suspected. Maybe with a full Summer to rehab, and a full training camp, we could see the Kobe Bryant of old this coming year, even though he will be a year older.

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