Kobe Bryant sent a strong message to the Lakers last week -- showing the team he isn't being reckless with his body during the NBA lockout ... by treating himself to a FABULOUS mani/pedi.
The injury-riddled superstar -- who's considering playing pro basketball in either Turkey or China this upcoming season -- rolled over to the Happy Nails salon in Newport Beach on August 2 ... where he got some serious attention on his shooting hand.
Kobe appeared to be real pleased with the final product ... admiring the ladies' handiwork from behind his over-sized sunglasses.
Look at My Pretty Nails!
8/10/2011 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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