After missing the first Christmas Day game with the Lakers since 1999, Kobe spoke to the press about his recent knee injury, which happened shortly after his return to the hardwood from a different injury.
"Hearing all the comments definitely helps my focus," he said during a postgame conference. "I was fortunate it wasn't a meniscus or anything else." Kobe goes on to describe what he's doing to recover and what some of the specifics of the injury are. No word yet on when he's expected to return.
See what the Black Mamba had to say below. -- Max Weinstein