Seems Kobe Bryant started a German trend … ’cause NBA star Jermaine O’Neal took Kobe’s lead and flew out to Germany for a special medical procedure that ain’t exactly legal in the U.S. of A..
34-year-old O’Neal — a 6-time NBA All-Star — just posted a photo standing next to famed German surgeon Dr. Peter Wehling along with the caption, “Just finished up my last day of a week long of treatments out here in germany with the great Dr Wehling!”
There’s only one reason O’Neal would go to Germany — Regenokine … a special procedure involving the manipulation of red blood cells that’s believed to accelerate the body’s healing process.
The only catch … the procedure ain’t exactly approved by the American FDA … ’cause according to Grantland.com, it violates an FDA regulation that mandates that all human tissues (such as blood and bone marrow) can only be “minimally manipulated.”
Obviously O’Neal isn’t afraid … neither is Kobe … and even A-Rod is reported to have gone to Deutschland for a quick German fix-me-up.
It’s unclear which body part O’Neal was hoping to fix — but last year, Wehling reportedly worked on Jermaine’s knees … and it seems to have worked. J.O. played 55 games in the 2012-13 season … the 2nd highest he has played in the last 10 seasons.
The NBA doesn’t seem to mind the procedure … ’cause Kobe never faced any repercussions from the league — in fact, he played noticeably BETTER after he came back.
As for O’Neal … he’s not just hungry for an NBA championship … he’s also craving some high quality food … recently tweeting, “Anybody know what’s the best steakhouse to go to out here in Dusseldorf, Germany?”
Sorry Jermaine … can’t help