Probably one of the most shocking and devastating injury sports will ever see. Kobe Bryant tears his left achilles tendon and sending the Lakers' hope of making a noise in the playoffs come crashing back to earth. Couldn't have come at the worst time where the Lakers are making a last hurrah to secure that 8th and final spot in the western conference.
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And here is Kobe taking about the injury after the game:
You could feel the frustration and you could see it in Kobe's eyes. All season long of struggles, trying to prove to people that Lakers can still do it, it disappeared in just a blink of an eye, or a snap of a tendon. Now you could put the RIP for these lakers this season. They will probably make the playoffs and go against OKC or the Spurs, but I will not be surprised if they will be swept out of the 1st round.
They say it will take 6-9 months for Kobe to recover and they say he could play the first game of next season around November and he has taken the first step after his successful surgery. You never question Kobe's determination and his will to win. Ofcourse you will still see him back on the court. You never question it. But these Lakers fans should ask themselves, is this the start of Kobe's career winding down to the finish line considering that he's 35 y/o and this kind of injury. For sure he will be back, but will the Mamba be same Mamba again? JA