Kobe Bryant is determined to have the fastest recovery from an Achilles tear ever known, and his former teammate Shaquille O’Neal knows this better than most people. Bleacher Report is reporting that Shaq made no bones about Kobe’s drive and motivation to do extraordinary things:
“I’m sure Kobe is going to come back early. Anything before nine months is early. Him making the first game, I wish him well. He’s a very, very competitive kid. He loves the naysayers. He loves proving people wrong.”
Kobe started implanting the idea into fans’ minds that he may be back for the season opener on October 29th, so chances are that Kobe wouldn’t make promises he didn’t intend on keeping.