Is This The Beginning Of The End? Kobe Bryant Suffers a Season Ending Injury!
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Now, we don’t cover sports too much around these parts (well, not unless its for eye candy purposes) but this time it’s about Kobe Bryant and well, he’s always newsworthy.
If you happen to be a sportsnista (I totally am) and in particular, a basketball fan, you know that the Los Angeles Lakers are in an uphill battle trying to make last place in the Western conference just to make the playoffs. Their leader and franchise plyer, Kobe Bryant, has taken it upon himself to make sure the team gets all the wins they need to make it.
But Friday night, that all came to a screeching halt. The LAkers were playing the Golden State Warriors and Bryant was being guarded by Harrison Barnes when he was fouled. He was making a move to the basket when he heard something pop; after asking Barnes if he kicked him in the knee – to which BArnes responded no – Bryant knew something was wrong. After making the two foul shots, he hobbled off the court for the rest of the game.
So what’s the prognosis? The 34 year old living legend has a torn Achilles and his season is over. It will take about 6-9 months to heal and even then, he might not ever be the same. The chances of Kobe coming back to play at such a high level after a shattering injury at age 35 is in many ways, impossible.
Later that evening, a very frustrated “Mamba,” as he’s known to fans and enemies alike, took to his Facebook page for a vent session:
“This is such BS! All the training and sacrifice just flew out the window with one step that I’ve done millions of times! The frustration is unbearable. The anger is rage. Why the hell did this happen ?!? Makes no damn sense. Now I’m supposed to come back from this and be the same player Or better at 35?!? How in the world am I supposed to do that?? I have NO CLUE. Do I have the consistent will to overcome this thing? Maybe I should break out the rocking chair and reminisce on the career that was. Maybe this is how my book ends. Maybe Father Time has defeated me…Then again maybe not!”
Wow. You know, Kobe Bryant isn’t one of the most well-liked players in the NBA but most respect him for his work ethic and his insane ability to play the game of basketball. It is unfortunate that his season has ended this way. What is even more sad to see is the number of people who reacted on social media in such an excited way because a player they don’t like was injured. Now, I’m no Kobe fan either but to wish ill on a person or be excited that they can’t do their job anymore isn’t right.
Well, it’s time to see what the Lakers are really made of!
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