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 him and his team.
I cant walk, Bryant said following the Lakers 118-116 win Friday over Golden State. Theres just nothing there.
Bryant looked as if he had just finished crying when speaking to reporters. He talked of what a difficult season it has been. He declared he believed the Lakers can win their final two games and nab the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference.
Im confident, Bryant said.
It would be hard to envision Bryant saying anything else. He is, after all, a champion.
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