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This is not how it was supposed to end. This is not how a legend like Kobe Bryant is supposed to cap perhaps the most daunting season of his career.
A slew of sensational end-of-season games in which he had placed on his aging shoulders and carried alone his outrageously disappointing team and his own guarantee to make the playoffs? Yes, that would be right.
Or maybe coming up just short -- the heroics of these last weeks, when he'd scored 24, 30, even 47 points in key wins only to be bested in the end by an ordinary, average team like the Utah Jazz? That, too, would have been appropriate.
But to be felled by something as unjust and anticlimactic as an injury in the final minutes of a game Friday night -- an injury that also finishes prematurely the drama of a Lakers team struggling to answer the most basic question of whether they were frauds or still had enough fight left in them -- feels wrong.
What happened in the Lakers' 118-116 win over the Golden State Warriors on...
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The Los Angeles Lakers are fighting for their post-season lives.
To take a one-game lead for the 8th and final seed in the Western Conference bracket, the Lakers had to get past the Portland Trailblazers.
Watch Bryant dominate to get it done. The Lakers won 113-106.
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Kobe Bryant's trainer Tim Grover spoke about Kobe's torn achilles tendon and whether or not it was the result of playing so many minutes.
Kobe Bryant made an ordinary move to the basket, putting his head down and pushing off his back foot. Only this time, it ended with Bryant wincing and crumpling to the ground.
The diagnosis: A torn Achilles tendon.
The result: The Lakers playoff hopes possibly crumpling right along with their star.
Bryant will have an MRI on Saturday to confirm the bad news already reported by...
LOS ANGELES – Kobe Bryant pushed his fraying body and his Los Angeles Lakers teammates relentlessly through the second half of a vital game until he felt a searing pain in his left heel.
Bryant’s Achilles’ tendon apparently is torn. His season likely is over.
And though the Lakers held on to beat Golden State, Bryant thinks they’ll have to continue their playoff chase without...
The last time he was injured this season, Kobe Bryant sat on the Lakers bench and drew plays on a clipboard for his teammates.
This time, Lakers coach Mike DAntoni insists he doesnt need any help.
A few hours before the Lakers played the San Antonio Spurs at Staples Center in their first game since Bryant suffered a ruptured Achilles' tendon, the Lakers guard posted this tweet...
Yes, I’m giving you another Kobe Bryant update. Don’t act like you don’t need this in your life! Kobe Bryant has finally launched his Instagram page. What were his first photos of? His surgery of course. Less than 24 hours after the Black Mamba tore his Achilles Tendon, Kobe had surgery Saturday afternoon at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. The recovery time is said to be...
As if the Los Angeles Lakers season couldn’t get any worse…Kobe Bryant will be out 6-9 months with an Achilles injury. He suffered the injury on Friday night in a game against Golden State. The Lakers season simply hasn’t gone the way it was expected. Injuries have played a major role with them not being [...]
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Tweet The Los Angeles Lakers are a game up on the Utah Jazz for the eighth, and final, playoff spot in the NBA’s Western Conference thanks to a 118-116 victory over the Golden State Warriors Friday night. While the win keeps the Lakers in a postseason spot for another another day it’s one that [...]
I've been there, there is no quick recovery.