Kobe Bryant says he has elbow tendinitis in right arm

NEW YORK — Although it’s not going sideline him for any games, Kobe Bryant revealed he has been nursing elbow tendinitis in his right arm.

“It’s a little sore,” said Bryant, who sat on a bench at the New York Athletic Club wearing a medicine patch on his right arm to get the inflammation out. “But it’s all right though.”

Bryant believes the injury happened when he dunked on Brandon Knight in the Lakers’ win Sunday over the Detroit Pistons (see video above). It’ll be interesting to see to what degree it affects Bryant’s quest to play a facilitating role while still maintaining his shooting rhythm. In the past five games, Bryant has averaged 17.4 points on only 43.2 percent shooting and 9.4 assists per game.

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  • Jon K

    He’s in New York. He needs to send a Lakers minion out to a top Chinese herbalist and get some Dit Da Jow for that elbow.

  • alex@signaturehandtherapy.com

    He needs an OT who is a CHT to treat him! He can come to signature hand therapy in bay shore or hauppauge!