Kobe Bryant (wrist) is taking a numbing injection before every game.</p>
Yikes. We knew Bryant's wrist injury was bad,
but the fact that he has to get the injections before every game is not
exactly an encouraging sign for his long-term outlook. Bryant has shown
that he's willing to play through pain, but it's obvious that the
problem isn't going away anytime soon. He's shooting just 41.7 percent
from the floor through seven games, tying his rookie season for the
worst mark in his career.