The Lakers won a game but lost their leader.
In a cruel twist to an already unbelievably hard season, Kobe Bryant made a move he’s made a million other times in his career but collapsed to the ground in the process. The news of of the injury is not good:
The Lakers believe Kobe Bryant tore his Achilles. He will have an MRI tomorrow to confirm.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) April 13, 2013
If true — and based off Kobe’s comments after the game, it seems like the MRI will only confirm what he knows to be true — this news is simply crushing. As a fan of the game of basketball I’m extremely saddened to see such a great player go down with this type of injury. As a fan of the Lakers, I’m devastated.
I’ll have more on thoughts on Kobe later, but for now I can only say it’s somewhat fitting that the greatest warrior I’ve ever seen play this game went out on his shield in a game against the team called the Warriors.
That’s all I’ve got for now, folks. I will have more at some point tomorrow.