March 25, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) reacts against the Golden State Warriors during the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Lakers 109-103. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Twitter reacts to Kobe Bryant injury

Apr 12, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) reacts in front of Golden State Warriors small forward Harrison Barnes (40) during the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

#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:

For now, #PrayforKobe

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