After last night’s 27-point performance in helping lead the West to a 152-149 victory in the All-Star contest Kobe Bryant stands alone. Needing only 19 points to pass Michael Jordan as the all-time leading scorer in NBA All-Star history, Mamba’s third-quarter throwdown added yet another chapter to a historical hoops career.
Jordan’s scoring record wasn’t the only thing Bryant broke in that quarter.
The man many consider the greatest Laker ever also broke his nose no thanks to Dwyane Wade. Kobe momentarily came off the court to deal with a bloody nose that was later said to be a nasal fracture.
In addition to his nose issues the OC Register is reporting that Bryant might have also suffered from a mild concussion due to the incident. Kobe finished the close contest but was unavailable to media afterwards as he was suffering from a severe headache. He’ll meet with specialists back in Los Angeles today to determine the severity of his nasal related issues.