Found February 29, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
It's been almost five years since the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves. If they are to continue their dominance in the series, the Lakers might need to do it without Kobe Bryant. There's also a chance the Timberwolves could be without their best player in this contest. A broken nose and concussion could keep Bryant out Wednesday night when the Lakers look for a 17th consecutive victory over the visiting Timberwolves and banged-up star Kevin Love. The NBA's leading scorer at 28.4 points per game, Bryant is day to day after he was knocked to the floor hard by Miami's Dwyane Wade during Sunday's NBA All-Star game. Bryant, who finished with 27 points and became the all-time leading scorer in All-Star history, saw a neurologist Tuesday and will be re-evaluated prior to the game. He's played all 34 games this season despite dealing with a torn ligament in his wrist. "We'll be prepared either way," coach Mike Brown told the Laker...

Bryant's injury was neck trauma, neurologist says

Kobe Bryant played against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday. Exactly how did it happen? He suffered a concussion Sunday in the All-Star game but his symptoms two days later were related to neck trauma, not a concussion, said Bryant's neurologist, Vern Williams. Williams held a brief news conference before Wednesday's tip-off to clarify his findings and detail Bryant...

Kobe Bryant Didn’t Enjoy Playing With a Face Mask

To no one’s surprise, Kobe Bryant suited up last night, and played very well in the Lakers’ win over Minny despite a broken nose and a concussion. Bryant says that playing with a mask on his face was a strange, at times disgusting experience: “It’s been an experience. I’ve never had (a concussion) before. I understand the severity of the situation. You have to go through...

Masked Kobe Bryant leads Lakers' blowout of Timberwolves

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant could be excused for harboring a little grudge after Dwyane Wade broke his nose and gave him a concussion with a hard foul in the All-Star game, of all places. Instead, Bryant professes nothing but love for his fellow U.S. Olympian, even when the ...

Lakers' Kobe Bryant to see specialist about his broken nose

Bryant, who suffered the injury during Sunday's All-Star game, will see an ear, nose and throat specialist Tuesday. It is uncertain whether he'll play in Lakers' next game, Wednesday against Minnesota.Anybody wondering if Kobe Bryant will play Wednesday against Minnesota?

Kobe Bryant’s Mask

After getting concussed and breaking his nose from a hard Dwyane Wade foul in the NBA All-Star game, Kobe Bryant debuted a new protective mask on Wednesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Bryant, having missed only 16 games in the last seven years, was cleared to play prior to the game after passing the tests required for...Read the Rest...

Kobe Bryant wears mask, says Dwyane Wade foul was not intentional

Kobe Bryant wore one of those Rip Hamilton masks for the Lakers’ game against the T-Wolves Wednesday to protect his face from further damage. Kobe suffered a broken nose and concussion on a hard foul by Dwyane Wade in the All-Star Game Sunday. Many protective Lakers fans felt the foul was intentional and were upset with Wade. Dwyane apologized for the foul, saying he didn’t mean...

Bryant has concussion to go with broken nose

Kobe Bryant has a concussion in addition to the broken nose he sustained in the All-Star game.

Bryant has 'nasal fracture' from All-Star hit

The Los Angeles Lakers say Kobe Bryant has a "nasal fracture" after he was smacked in the nose by Dwyane Wade during the NBA All-Star game.

Is That Rip Hamilton or Kobe Bryant?

Thanks to Dwayne Wades hard foul in the All-Star game this past weekend Kobe Bryant is walking around like my man Rip Hamilton.  Clearly he'll eventually take the mask off, but it could be something to keep around for next Halloween.  Just throw on a Bulls jersey and be the Ripper for Halloween. via

Kobe gets 31 as Love sits; Lakers blast T-wolves

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kobe Bryant had 31 points, seven rebounds and eight assists while playing with a clear mask over his broken nose, and the Los Angeles Lakers returned from the All-Star break with their 17th consecutive win over the Minnesota Timberwolves , 104-85 on Wednesday night.
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