Originally written on Jocks and Stiletto Jill  |  Last updated 4/13/13

It hasn’t even been 24 hours since Kobe Bryant tore his Achilles tendon ending his 17th season with the Lakers. Kobe appeared teary-eyed on Friday night following the game when he spoke to the press, not the usual cocksure Mamba that we’ve become used to. But at 3:30 AM, Kobe took to Facebook to “vent,” running through a range of emotions in the post but ending it with the assurance that the Kobe Bryant saga hasn’t come to an end. His words, “Guess I’ll be Coach Vino for the rest of the season.” Check out Kobe’s Facebook status update:   Of course many jocks, celebs, etc. added their feelings via Twitter Friday night, check out a few Just watched @kobebryant press conference & I could feel the pain in his voice & know the feeling of pain in his heart — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 13, 2013 Terrible that Kobe got injured. The game will really miss a Giant. If anyone can respond, I believe its him. True Story. #NBA — JALEN ROSE (@JalenRose) April 13, 2013 Prayers up for @kobebryant , one of the best we’ve ever seen… #respect — Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) April 13, 2013 Damn man, never want to see that happen…ever. But @kobebryant is a strong dude, wishing you a speedy and healthy recovery brother! — DeAndre Jordan (@deandrejordan) April 13, 2013 Thoughts & prayers go out to the big homey #Kobe.. Shame they ran him into the ground.. #Damn — Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) April 13, 2013

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