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08:09 AM ET 07.26 | Kobe Bryant is the first to admit he's getting older -- and he's among the few who seems to revel in it. "I actually enjoy it," Bryant says. ... When asked about the experimental treatment he underwent to remedy his failing knees, he says: "I've spoken to other baseball players, other [American] football players about it. It did wonders for me. It's not just for your knees, but anything arthritic. So, the doctors came up with this [Orthokine] procedure which can act as a replacement of cartilage. For me, the results have been astonishing." ... Beyond experimental therapy, Bryant reveals how else his appearance has changed, losing 16 pounds to prepare his older body for the rigours of the Olympics followed by another run at his sixth NBA title.

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July 26, 2012  08:18 AM ET

Forgive me if I sound partial, but that is the mentality and dedication of a true winner!

Good for you Black Mamba. Go Lakers!

July 26, 2012  08:19 AM ET

good luck with that

July 26, 2012  08:36 AM ET

They didn't even mention the goatee.

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July 26, 2012  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Forgive me if I sound partial, but that is the mentality and dedication of a true winner! Good for you Black Mamba. Go Lakers!

+1

July 26, 2012  09:33 AM ET

Eli your the MAN!

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July 26, 2012  10:25 AM ET
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yup. Kobe didn't get to where he is being lazy and undedicated. (Is "undedicated" even a word???)

No, but we get your point. The guy is committed to his craft.

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July 26, 2012  10:30 AM ET

To Go Forward Sometimes You Need To Step Back, Bro.

July 26, 2012  10:30 AM ET

Love or hate him..you can never question thst he's one of the guys who leaves it all on the court..I respect that

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July 26, 2012  11:03 AM ET

16 pounds? Does this guy ever take a day off? lol

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