This is the moment I accept the most challenging times will always be behind me AND in front of me.
Wednesday night, Kobe Bryant hurt his shoulder on a dunk vs. New Orleans and yesterday, the Lakers confirmed that Kobe sustained a torn rotator cuff and is looking at missing the rest of the season (he and the Lakers will decide for sure on Monday.)
An unbelievable highlight that came out of it: Kobe briefly stayed in the game and tried to play through the injury. He even hit a 16-foot fadeaway, left-handed.
Today on The Player’s Tribune, and coinciding with Kobe Bryant’s Muse — his upcoming documentary, likely to receive another update now before its February 21st release — Kobe shared a video simply titled “OK”. Watch as he receives the diagnosis. Just because the camera crew is there, I don’t think this is a contrived reaction. Basketball means everything to Kobe and you can sense his genuine emotion when he gets the confirmation of what was likely the case.
Well-done video. And super current. Again, this just happened yesterday.
There is power in understanding the journey of others to help create your own.