Thank you to MD Magazine writer, Patrick Campbell, for inviting Dr. Benton A. Emblom to provide his insight for the article - Going The Distance:The Impact of Sports Medicine On Primary Care. The article published Tuesday, June 25, 2019 on MDMagazine.com.
Written by Patrick Campbell
On April 13, 2016, Kobe Bryant showcased his signature “Mamba Mentality” one last time on the court.
The longtime Lakers guard—a championed scorer and notorious competitor—was taking his Utah Jazz defenders to task, shouldering into the lane for a contested running on one possession, then crossing into a deep three-pointer on the next.
Bryant’s attack, in what would be his final game in the NBA, accumulated to 50 attempted shots, 60 points, and a standing ovation from his hometown fans as he walked off the court to the...