Kobe Bryant's drive has taken him a long way, but it's definitely not going to give him his explosiveness back. Not unless he uses some sort of black magic to give him some of his tendon back. Repairing the Achilles shortens it, stiffening the ankle to make for a less potent Black Mamba. So definitely count agility out of the game for good, especially at his age. -Brian Josephs
There's some limitations even will can't overcome.