Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 4/14/12
On the day Kobe Bryant, an erstwhile iron horse, sat out his fourth consecutive game with an injured shin, Dwight Howard traveled across the country to have a specialist inform him that it is a bulging disc that has left his back aching and Derrick Rose, in and out of the lineup all season with injuries, awoke to the realization that the Bulls were better off with him on the bench in their overtime win over Miami. Meanwhile, Kevin Love, after being hospitalized with a concussion, simply woke up hoping that he would stop seeing stars. That might not be such a problem for Jerry Colangelo, who has observed this rash of sidelined All-Stars and tried not to blink. "The way the season has been this year, there's been some fluky things that have happened," said Colangelo, the managing director of USA Basketball. "That's why you have a pool of players. We're very deep in our pool." When Colangelo meets with his coach, Mike Krzyzewski and assistants Jim Boeheim, Mike D'Antoni and Nate Mc...
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