Kobe Bryant likely out 6-9 months

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  1. Sean50Lee

    Sean50Lee Active Member

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    I'm not a Lakers fan but I hate seeing one of the all time greats like Kobe suffer such a safeir injury. EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant had surgery on Saturday afternoon to repair the torn Achilles tendon in his left leg and is expected to need six to nine months to recover, the team announced.

    "When something like this happens, everybody wants to know why and there's not always a reason why. If you look at our season, it's been a nightmare," longtime trainer Gary Vitti said after Lakers practice Saturday. "We had a player come in with a surgery, which was Dwight Howard. Then we had Steve Nash break his leg. Then we had Steve Blake have an abdominal surgery. Then we had Jordan Hill with a hip surgery. Then we had Metta (World Peace) with a knee surgery. We also had Dwight with a (torn) labrum in his shoulder. Antawn Jamison will have surgery after the season is over on his wrist. So, when you try to look at the whys, it's bad luck." Read More here. http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/...os-angeles-lakers-6-9-months-achilles-surgery
  2. kristie

    kristie Well-Known Member

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    this just sucks.:(:(
  3. BanditHiro

    BanditHiro Well-Known Member

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    seems way to optimistic tbh. seems like a PR move to get people to buy season tickets. the recovery time is probably more like 10-14 months.
  4. MC KAos

    MC KAos Well-Known Member

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    I'd be willing to bet just about anything he is playing again by the end of the year. How effective he is or wether or not he gets reinjured is an entirely different story, but the guy is crazy and will return sooner rather than later
  5. ghst187

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    Kolbe's a turd and I hate the Lakers. I'm not happy he got hurt but I am glad the Lakers are now useless and likely to get swept with extreme prejudice in the first round. Although I have to say, I would've preferred a Kobe-led team get obliterated than a Kobe-less team. He needed a heaping dose of humility.
  6. juck

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    Hes done. Nobody comes back from that when relying on his athleticism. His age is a factor. I could care less he has his rings and hall of fame career.
  7. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    If you mean by playing sometime next season in 2013, that's possible if everything goes very, very well. If you mean before the end of this season, I'll take that bet for anything. No chance he plays this season. I assume you mean the latter.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    This might actually be a good thing for the Lakers. It really, hurts Kobe and I don't wish that kind of injury on anybody, only small minded people wish serious injury on athletes IMO.

    This might actually allow Howard to become more of a focal point with the team, which probably helps the Lakers retain him long term. This could easily be longer then 9 months. This could easily be a year or more and even when Kobe comes back, it's fairly certain his role is diminished. When that day comes, Kobe has said that he will likely retire. The Lakers will become Howards team from here on out IMO. It will likely also clear space for the Lakers to bring in another big time player and probably two.

    In light of the severity of the injury, it is possible that the Lakers may elect to use the Amnesty clause on Kobe for his salary if he decides not to retire. That's 30 million off the books right there. The situation with Kobe, next season, was going to be a difficult one. Now, it may have solved itself. Not in the way I would like it to have worked out but never the less, it's done now.
  10. StarBoyz83

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    They werent contenders this year but that really sucks. I hope hes not done for good but he could be.
  11. jrumann59

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    In a basketball player that is a bad injury everything in basketball is about the ability to get lift with your legs, it effects everything, shooting, rebounding, hell dribbling and cutting. Yeah I figure he is done and he will be back in 2015. Look at how long Derrick Rose is out and he is 10 years younger than Kobe and has had 1/3 of the time ont he court as Kobe.
  12. joseephuss

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    Just a week or so ago, Kobe said next season would probably be his last. I imagine it is because it just takes so much more work to be ready to go out there and play at a high level compared to what it took him years ago. Now throw in this most recent injury and who knows what he decides to do. Maybe he just leaves a year sooner. And who knows what direction the Lakers are headed. Will they keep Dwight Howard? How long does Nash stick around? Will they go after LeBron in two years? Kobe has plenty of time to consider his future.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Kobe said that if he was not able to play at a very high level, he would retire. I think that unless this recovery is more then anybody expects, he will retire. The Lakers have a bunch of big time contracts that are up in the next year or so. The Lakers will likely be big players in FA. They will probably have the cap to go after a LeBron but that doesn't mean he will come to LA. Either way, the Lakers will likely not have a problem getting players to come to LA if they have DWill at Center. JMO
  14. bigdnlaca

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    I agree. This is a way for fans to be optimistic about next season. The reality is that the Lakers may start next season w/out Kobe and Howard.
  15. bigdnlaca

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    I think he said he will probably retire next season that so the Lakers can bring in the future star of the Lakers while he is on the team. It could be Chris Paul again lol.

    But, I believed him when he said that he will not play a supporting role on a team. So as long as he can make big shots and be the go to guy on most possessions, he won't leave after next year.

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