When some of the stories that come across the desks here at That NBA Lottery Pick, we sometimes have to do a double-take. This might be one of those stories, Lakers star Kobe Bryant recently made a trip to Germany.
Why you may ask? To test out the latest cold chamber therapy provided by the Bayern Munich football team.
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How was the surprise visit arranged? Bryant’s team had been eliminated from the NBA play-offs by Dirk Nowitzki’s Dallas Mavericks. Bryant is now on a PR-tour for a personal sponsor and currently in Dusseldorf. The contact to Bayer 04’s medical department was set up through the club’s partner Zimmer Medizinsysteme. The company had built the new cold chamber during the last two weeks.
The 1.98 metre tall athlete was welcomed by Carsten Rademacher, Head of the Rehab Centre. Bryant spent three times three minutes in the chamber during the different stages. He started off with minus ten degrees Celsius, followed by minus 60 and finally minus 110 degrees.
Clearly, the Futurama is now!