|Posted by shawn cassidy on April 13, 2013 at 3:05 AM|
I feel for Kobe, why not? Kobe offered support to Rondo after his ACL injury. I hate the Lakers, and I don't wish harm on anyone, that's just bad karma, and poor sportsmanship. The Lakers season was already done in everyone's eyes. But this injury ensures that.
Bryant said he suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in his left leg in the fourth quarter of the Lakers' 118-116 won over the Golden State Warriors on Friday, putting an end to his season no matter how far L.A. advances in the playoffs should it qualify.
"Just terrible," Bryant said. "It's a terrible feeling, man."
Bryant will undergo a MRI on Saturday, but the team is calling the injury a "probable" and "complete tear."
The 17-year veteran fell to the floor with 3:08 remaining in the fourth quarter while being guarded by the Warriors' Harrison Barnes. Bryant had played every minute of the game up to that point, scoring 32 points in the process including back-to-back 3-pointers to tie the game with 3:45 remaining.
"I made a move that I make a million times and it just popped," said Bryant.
Bryant asked Barnes if he had kicked him in the leg. When Barnes said he hadn't, the five-time champion said he knew that a major injury had occurred.
Recovering from surgery to repair a torn Achilles' can take anywhere from six months to a year. The L.A. Clippers' Chauncey Billups recently went through the process. Hall of Famer Charles Barkley's career came to an end because of it.
"I've never really had to deal something like this," said Bryant. "It's a new experience for me. Obviously there's been a bunch of players that have had the same injury, so, all I can do is look at them and what they've done and who had more success coming back quicker and healthier and see what they did and see if I can improve upon it."
With this injury. We may have seen the best of Kobe for the last time. He will comeback, but how good will he be? How quick can he come back? If it's a year. He will miss the entire 2013-14 season.
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