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Kobe Bryant suffers torn Achilles in Lakers’ win over Warriors (VIDEO)

Apr 13, 2013, 2:50 AM EST

Late in the Lakers’ win over the Warriors on Friday, Kobe Bryant left the game with what was later diagnosed as an Achilles tear that will keep him sidelined for the rest of the season.

You can see the injury take place in the video clip above, though there really isn’t all that much to see. Bryant fell down on a drive with 3:08 remaining, and hobbled to the free throw line to sink two foul shots before he was subbed out for good for the final time this season.

 

  1. BigBeachBall - Apr 13, 2013 at 3:11 AM

    Won’t be back until March 2014

    • thesecondlakerzealot - Apr 13, 2013 at 9:10 AM

      I bet you would enjoy that. It would be nice to have kobe stop slaightering your favorite team for a few months wouldn’t it? Only true losers wish ill on anybody.

  2. aklolzer - Apr 13, 2013 at 3:16 AM

    Haha, lakers suck

    • fanofevilempire - Apr 13, 2013 at 7:14 AM

      if anyone believes that Kobe won’t be back you’re crazy.
      2014 Kobe will be bad-ass, bet on it!

    • manchestermiracle - Apr 13, 2013 at 7:28 AM

      Maybe, but they certainly aren’t any where near your level, Hoover.

  3. dannymac17 - Apr 13, 2013 at 3:18 AM

    I respect the hell outta Kobe, its been a pleasure to watch him play.

    But to be completely honest, other than the 30m what do you come back for? A rebuilding process?

    Sucks for sure. But if this isnt indicative of the Lakers season, I don’t know what is.

    With that being said. Go Clips.

  4. starvingardens - Apr 13, 2013 at 3:23 AM

    Yeah the headline shows that the Lakers did win. However… they sure did get a lot of whistles blown in there favor even when there weren’t even any true fouls. If anyone truly watched this game, you’ll see how much the NBA wanted the Lakers in the playoffs. Just look at the free throw discrepancy. That says it all.

    • Mr. Wright 212 - Apr 13, 2013 at 3:54 AM

      No they didn’t. I watched the entire game.

      • illegalblues - Apr 13, 2013 at 4:49 AM

        did, it was sacramento all over again. deal with it. it’s a known quantity, just don’t throw up a lakersbros.gif about it

      • pantsfreezone - Apr 13, 2013 at 5:26 AM

        Are you dumb? 50 to 16 free throws. Even a braindead Knicks fanboy like you could see that the refs were one sided whistle jockeys tonight.

      • finsfan71 - Apr 13, 2013 at 7:21 AM

        Yes we know how you feel, only the Heat get the calls. Clown!

    • lucifershuttlesworth - Apr 13, 2013 at 4:40 AM

      50 to 16 in favor of the Lakers as far as FT’s went. Neither Gasol or Earl Clark got called for a single foul yet they played 53 minutes combined. I haven’t seen the refs so blatantly decide the outcome of a game for years.

      • lucifershuttlesworth - Apr 13, 2013 at 4:50 AM

        * 63 minutes combined.

    • jerrybussrightfulheir - Apr 13, 2013 at 4:49 AM

      Actually the headline is Kobe suffered a torn Achilles in win. This is a season and possibly career ending injury.

      now to refute your assertion. GS sent DH to the line 22 times. This is Mark Jacksons and most of the leagues strategy. that leaves you with 28 attempts for the game. The only questionable call I saw was ironically the one where Kobe was injured for the final time. On the other end GS typically works inside out, setting up open looks with movement cuts and screens but few takes directly to the rim. Warriors are a perimeter oriented team, that live and die by the jumper, and tonight they died

    • jerrybussrightfulheir - Apr 13, 2013 at 4:49 AM

      Actually the headline is Kobe suffered a torn Achilles in win. This is a season and possibly career ending injury.

      now to refute your assertion. GS sent DH to the line 22 times. This is Mark Jacksons and most of the leagues strategy. that leaves you with 28 attempts for the game. The only questionable call I saw was ironically the one where Kobe was injured for the final time. On the other end GS typically works inside out, setting up open looks with movement cuts and screens but few takes directly to the rim. Warriors are a perimeter oriented team, that live and die by the jumper, and tonight they died

    • thesecondlakerzealot - Apr 13, 2013 at 9:07 AM

      Perhaps none of you actually watched the game. In case you are unaware, strph curry had 47. He was, along with clay thompson were too busy hitting threes to go the line.
      Also, its getting old hearing people whine about the NBA rigging games. I guess while stern and his magical “help the lakers win” elves were “giving” the lakers the game, they also took out kobes achillies for good measure. That should really secure a playoff spot

      • bucrightoff - Apr 13, 2013 at 9:12 AM

        Or, perhaps you’re just not smart enough that its not the discrepancy that matters, its the fact the Lakers shot 50 free throws, or one more than the Jazz have in their last FOUR games.

  5. jerrybussrightfulheir - Apr 13, 2013 at 3:47 AM

    Thank you Kobe for everything that you have done for the Lakers I hope this wasn’t your last game.

  6. illegalblues - Apr 13, 2013 at 4:57 AM

    celtics fan and this really sucks for basketball. god damn, hope it’s not as bad as being said.

  7. rickyspanish - Apr 13, 2013 at 5:12 AM

    This stinks.

  8. mlhlite - Apr 13, 2013 at 5:15 AM

    that fukin sucks. East coast here ,Been waiting to find out the score. Man, that sucks

  9. jhuck92 - Apr 13, 2013 at 5:24 AM

    A Pyrrhic victory if I ever saw one.

  10. jobotjones - Apr 13, 2013 at 5:46 AM

    only a true jackass would whine about fouls and freethrow differential on a thread like this.

    pay respect to the man he has been the best player in the nba since MJ left.

  11. matjaz.jan - Apr 13, 2013 at 6:02 AM

    Too many stars are getting injured. From Rose, to Rondo and Bryant. Amount of games should really be smaller. But then again….it’s all about bussiness, right Stern?

  12. sdemp - Apr 13, 2013 at 6:09 AM

    So funny how the “haters” come out in times like this.

    Lakers suck. . . how stupid can you be!?

    Kobe is and will always will be an all time great.

    Black mamba. . . greatest nickname ever.

  13. sdemp - Apr 13, 2013 at 6:15 AM

    Its the NBA. . . You only make yourself look stupid when you blame the officials.

    • finsfan71 - Apr 13, 2013 at 7:17 AM

      Do you hear that Mr. Wright? You’ve been making yourself look stupid for a long time now.

  14. jessethegreat - Apr 13, 2013 at 6:19 AM

    Just hope this isn’t the last we see of the Black Mamba.

    • fanofevilempire - Apr 13, 2013 at 6:47 AM

      Mamba would never go out like that, Kupchick will have to get some more bench support
      for 2014 when he is healed.
      This is not the end!

  15. nickjackalson - Apr 13, 2013 at 6:20 AM

    mah! it´s stars not getting proper rest, that put´s em in harms way,
    not getting subbed out = overplaying
    just watch what it will do for guys like deng down the road

    As 4 Bryant, you have to hate this happened
    even though I was raised on MJ, these last few weeks really have me wondering if I could have started admiring the man Bryant for all he is earlier in his career..?

    sad day 4 basketball

  16. freudnumb - Apr 13, 2013 at 6:21 AM

    What we tend to forget is, the remaining roster still consists of Nash, Howard, and Gasol. If we ignore the ugly things we’ve seen thus far this season, the team is theoretically still competent …

  17. timb12 - Apr 13, 2013 at 7:07 AM

    This injury, tied to all the retirement speculation, isn’t good.

  18. manchestermiracle - Apr 13, 2013 at 7:30 AM

    All that work to make the playoffs down the drain. The Lakers might have gotten past the 1st round with Bryant. Might have. Now, in the words of the immortal Chick Hearn, they have two chances: Slim and none.

    On another note, the Laker haters will need to break into their mom’s stash of tissues to clean up after they’ve soiled themselves in happiness. Nothing like showing all the class you’ve ever had by cheering a player’s injury.

  19. HotHotHeat - Apr 13, 2013 at 7:37 AM

    Wonder if DirtyD still thinks the Lakers will win the title…..

  20. losanginsight - Apr 13, 2013 at 7:39 AM

    Big blow to us here in LA. Kobe was a warrior this season and his enitire career. The Lakers will be back on top soon enough. 2nd Greatest Ever
    #prayforkobe

  21. 13arod - Apr 13, 2013 at 8:20 AM

    now steve nash is going to have to take leadership because he isn’t playing good

  22. tennisakademierolandklug - Apr 13, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Reblogged this on tennisakademierolandklug.

  23. patfic15 - Apr 13, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    They won’t miss a beat.

    • dremmel69 - Apr 13, 2013 at 10:42 PM

      Yes. The Lakers with or without Kobe Bryant are pretty much the same…….Hah!

  24. jaydm84 - Apr 13, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Hate to see Kobe go out like this. He has a very, very small percentage to play at an elite level after surgery. Good luck.

  25. dremmel69 - Apr 13, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Thirteen months ago, Ricky Rubio injured his ACL guarding Kobe. I feel no more or less sympathy for Kobe than I did for Ricky. Freak injuries happen, even to the NBA’s ordained superstars. Deal with it, Black Mamba. Deal with it…….

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