The Los Angeles Lakers had more than their fair share of injury concerns this past season. LeBron James, Lonzo Ball, and Brandon Ingram all missed significant time which led to the team unable to find postseason success once again. To combat this, the Lakers are bringing in Kobe Bryant’s secret weapon, Dr. Judy Seto.
According to Ohm Youngmisuk, Seto will be returning to the Los Angeles Lakers for this upcoming season. Seto’s role on the staff is still unspecified, while the Lakers are looking to fill out their medical staff after the firing of head athletic trainer Marco Nunez, last month.
Seto has an extensive history with the Lakers. She was a physical therapy consultant from 1990 to 2011 and was the head physical therapist from 2011 to 2016. Since then, Judy has worked as the consultant for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Seto has worked with Markelle Fultz recently as he has been working his way back, recovering from thoracic outlet syndrome.
Seto has quite the resume as well. She has her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from UCLA, Masters in Physical Therapy from Stanford, her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Temple University, and has many orthopedic and sports based certifications.
During her time with the Lakers, she was very popular amongst the players. Her work with Kobe Bryant throughout his career was vital in keeping the 5-time champion on the court.
Seto is a welcome addition to the Laker locker room due to how highly qualified she is. It is funny to think about the fact that like most of the hires in recent times, she also has connections with the team.