Kobe out 6-9 months with torn achilles

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Old 04-13-2013, 05:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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LOS ANGELES, CA -- Kobe Bryant took to Facebook in the wee hours of Saturday morning to vent about the Achilles tendon injury that likely ended his season, writing the "frustration is unbearable" but the setback will not end his career.

The Lakers' star felt a pop as he pushed off his left foot making a move during Los Angeles' victory against Golden State on Friday night. The team, in a final push to make the playoffs, is all but certain Bryant tore his Achilles. He is to have an MRI on Saturday.

The 34-year-old Bryant posted about his "rage" on his Facebook a few hours after being hurt: "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?? "

He added: "Maybe this is how my book ends. Maybe Father Time has defeated me...Then again maybe not!"

"One day, the beginning of a new career journey will commence. Today is NOT that day."

After the game, Bryant appeared to fight back tears while he thought about the closing days of the Lakers' tumultuous season. After a terrible start and numerous missteps along the way, Los Angeles (42-37) is one game ahead of the Utah Jazz, who hold the tiebreaker, for the final playoff spot in the West with two games to play.

Bryant, who scored 34 points despite hyperextending his left knee early in the second half, hit two free throws after apparently tearing his tendon with 3:08 to play, tying the game before hobbling to the locker room.

Bryant's Facebook post continued: "If you see me in a fight with a bear, prey for the bear". Ive always loved that quote. Thats "mamba mentality" we don't quit, we don't cower, we don't run. We endure and conquer.

"I know it's a long post but I'm Facebook Venting LOL. Maybe now I can actually get some sleep and be excited for surgery tomorrow. First step of a new challenge."

"I have faith in my teammates. They will come thru," he continued. "Thank you for all your prayers and support. Much Love Always. Mamba Out"

The victory kept the Lakers in control of their playoff destiny. They are still in the running for their 16th postseason trip during Bryant's career, but they'll probably have to do it without the five-time NBA champion in uniform, assuming the MRI confirms the Lakers' diagnosis of a torn tendon.

"I'm going to be there still," Bryant said. "I can't be with them out there on the floor, but I can use my intellect to try to break down film and help them see things they might not see."

But after playing heavy minutes all season while contending with several minor injuries, one of the most durable stars in NBA history finally incurred an injury even he couldn't play through.

Kobe Bryant out for six to nine months after Achilles tendon injury during LA Lakers' game against Golden State, ESPN reports | abc13.com
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Kobe's last 7 games: 48 mins, then 47, 43, 47, 41, 48, 45 (on way to 48)... tears his achilles. But it was a "fluke" injury. Ohhh-kay.
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Kobe played too many minutes, his body wore down, he got hurt. This is not a debate. People need to stop making excuses for a bad coach.
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Ask Knicks fans about what Mike D did to Amare 2 years ago. He runs stars into the ground. Did it in Phoenix too. He coaches for short-term.
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I voted yes, but I'm not so sure. I think he MAY try and come back, but it won't be pretty. That's a devastating injury for anyone, let alone a 35 year old who has played the equivalent of 20 seasons.

And if he does come back to win, it won't be with the Lakers. They are not a winning team. Not until they can suffer for a few seasons.
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Blaming D'Antoni isn't entirely right. Kobe likes to be the guy in charge. Mike needed to remind him who the coach was, but Kobe is all about the drama and he got more drama than he wanted. Heroics and stupidity often go hand in hand.
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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is it possible the lakers actually are better after this? is howard playing or is he injured too? a nash, howard, gasol offence might be great, but d'antoni will probably fuck that up too.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Irony is the moves they made where obviously supposed to take the wear and tear pressure off him.

Oh well. He can be back just in time for the playoffs they're not making next year. Lakers seem done to me. I'd start their re-build now.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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If kobe wasn't so cocky and arrogant, I would care. I hope he never plays again.
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Barkley came back just to play 5 minutes and he could barely run or jump.
think Kobe will come back with Miami after the Lakers release him
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It's all on Kobe, he was the one who wanted to be a hero and play 48 minutes every game. Sure, he only played on one end and rested on the other, but still, it's too much for an old man. Watching his last game every time he pretended he was hurt I was like "yeah right, stop acting drama queen", but it appears those were 2 signs his body got enough, but he ignored and 3rd time was the charm in that game. Now That Kobe is out of picture, Dwight might look for options this summer but resign with Lakers, knowing it's going to be his team from now on.
If Nash returns, they can have a great season next season, with some bench improvements, they might even bite Spurs once or twice this year, but no more.

R.I.P. Bryant

They'll be better without Kobe
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It's all on Kobe, he was the one who wanted to be a hero and play 48 minutes every game. Sure, he only played on one end and rested on the other, but still, it's too much for an old man. Watching his last game every time he pretended he was hurt I was like "yeah right, stop acting drama queen", but it appears those were 2 signs his body got enough, but he ignored and 3rd time was the charm in that game. Now That Kobe is out of picture, Dwight might look for options this summer but resign with Lakers, knowing it's going to be his team from now on.
If Nash returns, they can have a great season next season, with some bench improvements, they might even bite Spurs once or twice this year, but no more.

R.I.P. Bryant

They'll be better without Kobe
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I cant see Kobe retiring nor the Lakers amnestying him. On one side they'd save a ton of money, on the other side, the backlash would be incredible(in a bad way) for the Lakers. It'd be one of the biggest stories ever if that happened, especially if he didnt indicate he was going to retire, which is something I dont think he's going to do.

I think we'll see Kobe back in early 2014. He's not going to retire, it's not who he is. He's going to do everything in his power to overcome one more time, and try and shut his haters up.

I'm not a Kobe guy, but you have to respect his work ethic and greatness. Its really sad that this happened.
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I cant see Kobe retiring nor the Lakers amnestying him. On one side they'd save a ton of money, on the other side, the backlash would be incredible(in a bad way) for the Lakers. It'd be one of the biggest stories ever if that happened, especially if he didnt indicate he was going to retire, which is something I dont think he's going to do.

I think we'll see Kobe back in early 2014. He's not going to retire, it's not who he is. He's going to do everything in his power to overcome one more time, and try and shut his haters up.

I'm not a Kobe guy, but you have to respect his work ethic and greatness. Its really sad that this happened.
I don't respect a god damn thing about Kobe. Hes a ball hog and a tool who actually believes hes as good as Jordan was. He's as ignorant as it gets and unless you baby him, he'll blow up on you in your face, and all over the media.

Theres not 1 thing to respect when all you care about is yourself, you're own career, and do nothing to actually work as a team player. He has great players around him, but all it is in his head is "me me me"
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I don't respect a god damn thing about Kobe. Hes a ball hog and a tool who actually believes hes as good as Jordan was. He's as ignorant as it gets and unless you baby him, he'll blow up on you in your face, and all over the media.

Theres not 1 thing to respect when all you care about is yourself, you're own career, and do nothing to actually work as a team player. He has great players around him, but all it is in his head is "me me me"
Well you have to respect how hard he works and how competative he is. Other than that you are right
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I had to hand it to him as far as what he was able to do the last few weeks, but the playing time just wasn't sustainable, and ultimately it did still point to the lack of team play. And Kobe just gets off on that way too much. Always has.

Barkley certainly nailed it on the head when he said Kobe was going to get injured playing all these minutes.
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does his $30 mil salary next year count towards the cap?
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does his $30 mil salary next year count towards the cap?
why wouldnt it?
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Does Kobe's injury affect Dwight Howard resigning with L.A. ??
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:37 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Both D'Antoni and Kobe should have known better. Guys in their prime can't play the kind of minutes that Kobe played over the past 2 weeks.... and he plays them at age 34?

Will be very interested to see how the Lakers play the rest of the way.
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It's all on Kobe, he was the one who wanted to be a hero and play 48 minutes every game. Sure, he only played on one end and rested on the other, but still, it's too much for an old man. Watching his last game every time he pretended he was hurt I was like "yeah right, stop acting drama queen", but it appears those were 2 signs his body got enough, but he ignored and 3rd time was the charm in that game. Now That Kobe is out of picture, Dwight might look for options this summer but resign with Lakers, knowing it's going to be his team from now on.
If Nash returns, they can have a great season next season, with some bench improvements, they might even bite Spurs once or twice this year, but no more.

R.I.P. Bryant

They'll be better without Kobe
Do the drugs you take alter your reality or do they just make you halucinate? On a side note, what are those flags? I'm kind of surprised your mother 's basement has its own flag.
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