The Lakers' official Twitter account reported that Kobe likely suffered a torn Achilles:
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Lakers PR team saying Kobe Bryant suffered a probable torn Achilles in tonight’s game. He’ll have a MRI tomorrow to confirm.4/13/2013, 5:16:19 AM
The news is devastating not only to Lakers fans, but fans of the NBA in general. The Lakers have been depending on Kobe to help push them into the playoffs, but now that isn't going to happen.
With the horrible news, Twitter reacted to the Black Mamba's injury.
Dave McMenamin shared this about the reaction in the Lakers locker room:
Dave McMenamin @mcten
You can see Kobe's injury on the face of every person in this Lakers locker room: players, coaches, PR, attendants, even media.4/13/2013, 5:47:59 AM
Tim Reynolds brought in his opinion about people criticizing Mike D’Antoni for playing Kobe too much:
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
People blaming D'Antoni for this is ridiculous.4/13/2013, 5:47:15 AM
Matt Barnes @Matt_Barnes22
Thoughts & prayers go out to the big homey #Kobe.. Shame they ran him into the ground.. #Damn4/13/2013, 5:35:52 AM
Jamal Crawford @JCrossover
Prayers up for @kobebryant , one of the best we've ever seen... #respect4/13/2013, 5:47:33 AM
Richard Sherman @RSherman_25
Prayers out to @kobebryant hope u heal well Thank you for all the amazing years of service. #Lakers #HOF4/13/2013, 5:39:03 AM
Robert Griffin III @RGIII
Just watched @kobebryant press conference & I could feel the pain in his voice & know the feeling of pain in his heart4/13/2013, 5:48:53 AM
Terrell Owens @terrellowens
Prayers for the homie @kobebryant!! God Bless! #Hopenot2serious4/13/2013, 5:49:32 AM
If there's any good news out of this, it's this response by Kobe, courtesy of SportsCenter:
"Are you kidding?" - Kobe Bryant when asked if his career is over.4/13/2013, 5:50:28 AM
Marc Stein got another encouraging quote from Kobe:
Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine
"It's fueling me. It's fueling me already. I can feel it." Doesn't sound to me like @kobebryant sees this as a career-ending injury4/13/2013, 5:39:45 AM
It's clearly a tragic event, and the sports world has been shaken because of the injury to Kobe, Vino, the Black Mamba or whatever you want to call him.
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