Kobe Bryant is out of the country to get an undisclosed medical procedure unrelated to Achilles. Country not disclosed -be back next week
— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) October 3, 2013
Can you imagine if this happened in baseball? If a star player just disappeared to have a secret medical procedure in an unknown country, the internet would explode. A-Rod can’t go to Hooters without being excused of putting some steroids in the wings.
When it happens in the NBA, people just shrug.