#PrayforKobe, Achilles and Kobe are all trending worldwide now.
I think most of us have felt at one point or another that Kobe Bryant was just untouchable. Times where it literally felt like he might be a little more mamba than man.
I imagine that’s why it came as such a shock to the world Friday night when he went down. Not because he was injured – we’ve all seen him injured and play through those injuries – it was because he suddenly seemed so human.
With that we were faced with so many questions we simply don’t want to answer. We had to confront the fact he won’t play forever.
And that’s a big deal. Because whether you love him – or just love to hate him – there’s no denying that his absence from the game would send a resounding ripple throughout the league and culture he helped build.
A truth not lost on many:
Damn man i feel bad for @kobebryant . If there’s anybody and i mean anybody who can come back from that injury it would be him! Best wishes!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 13, 2013
Just heard Kobe may have torn his achills. Hate to see one of the greatest hurt himself like that
— Nicolas Batum (@nicolas88batum) April 13, 2013
Bummed about Kobe. League is less fun than it was 3 hours ago. Hope he comes back 100%. PS: no way Phil Jackson plays him 47 mins a night.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) April 13, 2013
He left it all on the hardwood.
— Steve Smith (@steve21smith) April 13, 2013
For now, #PrayforKobe