Kobe Bryant suffered a devastating injury last night the will likely put him on the bench for the remainder of the season.
The Lakers star most likely suffered a torn Achilles. Bryant will undergo an MRI today to determine the extent of the damage but things do not look good for the 34-year-old star.
Bryant, who is known for playing through all sorts of injuries, took to Facebook today to vent about his recent injury.
Bryant writes: “This is such BS! All the training and sacrifice just flew out the window with one step that I’ve done millions of times! The frustration is unbearable. The anger is rage. Why the hell did this happen?!? Makes no damn sense. Now I’m supposed to come back from this and be the same player Or better at 35?!? How in the world am I supposed to do that??”
Bryant even, briefly, contemplated retirement.The 34-year-old star was hoping to win one more ring before he hung it up but that doesn’t look likely at the moment.
Bryant added: “Maybe I should break out the rocking chair and reminisce on the career that was. Maybe this is how my book ends. Maybe Father Time has defeated me… Then again maybe not!”
The Lakers star said that he decided to take to Facebook because he couldn’t sleep and needed to get a few things off of his chest. Bryant was able to work through his frustrations and find the silver lining: His career is not ending today.
Bryant writes: “It’s 3:30am, my foot feels like dead weight, my head is spinning from the pain meds and I’m wide awake. Forgive my Venting but what’s the purpose of social media if I won’t bring it to you Real No Image?? Feels good to vent, let it out. To feel as if THIS is the WORST thing EVER! Because After ALL the venting, a real perspective sets in. There are far greater issues/challenges in the world then a torn achilles. Stop feeling sorry for yourself, find the silver lining and get to work with the same belief, same drive and same conviction as ever. One day, the beginning of a new career journey will commence. Today is NOT that day.”
LeBron James chimed in on Twitter writing that he was heartbroken for Kobe. But James also said that he was optimistic that the Black Mamba would be back on the court soon.
Damn man i feel bad for @kobebryant . If there’s anybody and i mean anybody who can come back from that injury it would be him! Best wishes!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 13, 2013
Do you think Kobe will be able to bounce back?
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 13, 2013
Bryant writes on Facebook: “If you see me in a fight with a bear, prey for the bear.” I’ve always loved that quote. That’s “mamba mentality” we don’t quit, we don’t cower, we don’t run. We endure and conquer.”