Gain not worth pain ... unless it's Kobe

Playing with broken nose, whiplash doesn't make sense, but it makes Kobe who he is

Originally Published: March 1, 2012
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

This is that level of crazy I've talked about in the past, the requisite amount of insanity it takes to prevail in the NBA. Kobe Bryant did whatever it took to come back from head, nose and neck injuries, even if it meant taking a fast-tracked route through the NBA's new concussion policy, just so he could participate in a midweek game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Feb. 29. He did so after sustaining the injuries because he didn't feel like coasting in the All-Star Game. Where's ...

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