Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles is like the Splash Brother of the operating room — you can go to him in the clutch moments and he’ll deliver. That’s what Klay Thompson — an original Splash Brother of the basketball court — knows. Thompson probably took a look at post-surgery Kobe Bryant to help him decide that Dr. ElAttrache was the man for the job.
Here’s ElAttrache in action:
In 2013, ElAttrache repaired Kobe Bryant’s torn Achilles tendon. This week he repaired Klay Thompson’s torn ACL — performing what was essentially a $190 million surgery. (Thompson is re-signing with the Golden State Warriors for a max deal worth $190 million — everybody signing this contract on both sides of the table put big faith in ElAttrache’s surgical acumen.)
The list of ElAttrache’s famous clients is nearly endless, from movie stars Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger to elite athletes like Bryant, Thompson, NFL star Tom Brady and NBA star Russell Westbrook, who won the NBA MVP Award after ElAttrache did his knee surgery.