Found April 13, 2013 on NESN.com:
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 their leader. Bryant scored 34 points while playing much of the second half in obvious pain with an injured left leg, eventually leaving with 3:06 to play in the Lakers’ 118-116 win over the Warriors on Friday night. Bryant hyperextended his left knee early in the half, but didn’t come out while the Lakers chased a victory that kept them one game ahead of Utah for the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference. Bryant then hurt himself seriously on a relatively innocent drive to the hoop, altering the Lakers’ season and possibly changing NBA history. “I made a move that I’ve made a million ...
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