Kobe to Go Tapeless

When Kobe Bryant opted against having his pinkie surgically repaired many questioned how it would hamper his game.

When asked what the pinkie currently limits him from doing Bryant answered, “Nothing now because I don’t have the tape on. I can do pretty much everything, I can palm the ball, pretty much anything I want to do.”

Bryant indicated that there is pain when the pinkie gets hit, but that it’s only temporary. The tape that he wore last year to strengthen the pinkie won’t be required this season after a summer of strengthening exercises.