It's been heard before, and quite a bit in recent years: Kobe Bryant will come back from (insert injury here) and prove everybody wrong.
It was uttered again by Carmelo Anthony, the latest to predict a productive return for Bryant, whose season ended after only 35 games because of a torn rotator cuff.
"It was tough for me because I know how hard he worked," the Knicks forward said. "And he did work to get back from the [torn] Achilles' and he worked even harder to get back from his [fractured] knee. Now it's shoulder surgery."
Bryant has had his last three seasons cut short because of injuries.