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LA Times Sat, 11/03/2012 12:37 AM

Lakers' Steve Nash misses Clippers game with bruised left shin

Nash, who suffered the injury Wednesday against Portland, is considered day to day.Steve Nash and longtime Lakers trainer Gary Vitti talked after the team's shoot-around Friday morning. It wasn't a quick, "Can you play tonight? Yes? Excellent." Read more...
Bleacher Report Thu, 10/25/2012 11:50 AM

Should LA Lakers Fans Worry About Kobe Bryant's Body Breaking Down?

Los Angeles Lakers trainer Gary Vitti is one of the best in the business. I would have to believe that Kobe Bryant is in good hands with his recent foot issues (via ESPN). The 34-year-old shooting guard suffered a strain in that right foot when he got Read more...
Bleacher Report Tue, 08/28/2012 2:33 PM

Is Dwight Howard's Back a Bigger Concern Than L.A. Lakers Are Letting On?

If I had to bet, I'd wager on the Lakers being quite concerned with Dwight Howard's back. It's far from a stupid franchise, and Gary Vitti is among the most respected trainers in sports. Los Angeles takes risks, but it does not do so lightly.Fans and Read more... Thu, 06/07/2012 1:16 PM

The Trainer's Take

Lakers head athletic trainer Gary Vitti explains how he and his staff worked to keep the team as healthy as possible throughout the 2011-12 campaign despite the compressed schedule. Read more...
Inside Hoops Wed, 04/11/2012 12:18 AM

Kobe Bryant likely out Wednesday vs Spurs

Kobe Bryant will not play Wednesday night in San Antonio, missing his third consecutive game because of an inflamed tendon sheath in his left shin. Lakers coach Mike Brown huddled with athletic trainer Gary Vitti after practice in San Antonio about it. Read more...
Yahoo NBA Sun, 04/08/2012 12:37 AM

Bryant sits out Suns game with injured left shin (AP)

Kobe Bryant sat out the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night because of an injured left shin, ending his consecutive games streak at 138. Lakers longtime trainer Gary Vitti said just before tipoff he decided to put Bryant's Read more...
Inside Hoops Sun, 03/04/2012 6:13 PM

Kobe Bryant’s mask may be upgraded

For all the Lakers fans whove grown quite fond of the Kobe Mask through three exciting post-All-Star games, even its job isnt secure as Bryant searches for the best way to maximize his performance while not 100 percent. Lakers trainer Gary Vitti plans to Read more...


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