Kobe Bryant uploaded a picture of today’s front page of the Los Angeles Times to his Instagram page which featured a headline that read, “Injury clouds future for Bryant, Lakers.” Bryant responded to that headline by saying, “I’m keeping track of all doubters and haters.”
As the Lakers ended Friday night with an improbable win, they received some terrible news regarding Kobe Bryant: he may have a torn Achilles. Bryant left the game with about three minutes left in the fourth quarter after buckling under what appeared to be a foot injury. However, after the game, the Lakers feared that Bryant may have torn his Achilles. Bryant limped off of the court with assistance from a trainer to the locker room following the injury.
The Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night honored Shaquille O’Neal by hanging his jersey in the rafters of the Staples Center, but one thing wasn’t expected: the backwards jersey which was raised.
Just when the Lakers started piling up the wins, Kobe Bryant goes and does something unthinkable — gets himself hurt. Late in the fourth quarter of the Lakers-Hawks game, Bryant pulled up to take a shot and landed awkwardly on Dahntay Jones’ foot, subsequently rolling his ankle.
Tuesday night’s Lakers-Magic game didn’t exactly pan out the way Magic fans wanted it to, but it at least provided some sort of closure to the whole Dwight Howard situation. The Lakers beat the Magic, 106-97, behind Howard’s 39-point performance at the Amway Center in his first game back since being traded to the Lakers.
I say the game provided some sort of closure for Magic fans because it really did. The game provided a venue for fans to yell, scream, and otherwise show Howard exactly how they felt in a way that didn’t make them look crazy. Yell and scream is exactly what Magic fans did — each time Howard touched the ball the arena filled with boos. It did become apparent, though, that as the game went on, those boos faded a bit.
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