Kobe Bryant's insanely competitive drive is well-documented, and he's used it to speed up his recovery from his Achilles injury where as we've mentioned several times, he has "shattered" the timetable for a return. Recently, Kobe said he planned on returning for opening night, but as it nears closer it's looking more like he'll miss some early games.
Speaking about his return, the normally super-human admits that even he has had doubts during his recovery process, but says that people who say they can't come back from an injury like this have already admitted defeat. The Black Mamba feels his will to never give up is what hepls drive him, and push towards overcoming a serious injury like this.
“As I sit here with you now, I’m telling you now I’ll come back 100 percent,” Bryant said in a recent appearance in China. “But I don’t know if I’m sure. I have moments and days where I doubt myself….
“The people who say they will never come back from this injury, to me, that says if they had this injury, they would quit,” Bryant said. “That’s what it means to me. If they sit here and look at me and say I can’t do it, that means if it happened to you, you wouldn’t do it. I have to show them just as much as I show people who support me that this can be done and I can come back from this. By me coming back, it shows the people who doubt me to reconsider what’s possible.”