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MD Magazine Interviews Dr. Williams About The Impact of Sports Medicine on Primary Care, Concussions


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 embrace of his teammates.

This scene—of a 38-year old star in his twilight, creating magic just one more time—is what fulfills the cliché that sports are theater. Its stadiums akin to stages, and its players to performers.

From the view of Vernon Williams, MD, it’s an entirely different analogy.

Read more on Dr Vernon Willams take here