With Kobe Bryant attempting to carry the Los Angeles Lakers on his back and into the NBA playoffs, the Black Mamba suffered what appears to be an complete tear of the Achilles tendon Friday night vs. the Golden State Warriors.
It was the third lower-body injury Bryant had suffered in the game and what would easily be the most devastating setback of his illustrious career.
NBA players, fellow athletes, fans, and of course Kobe, took to Twitter to voice their thoughts on Bryant's injury:
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 13, 2013
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
@kobebryant ,this is a small bump in the road. Thanks for passing us your spirit. I bet you recover in no time!Love from the Artest family
— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) 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
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) April 13, 2013
Tough way to finish that game. Ill take Carl with the elbow jump shot any day of the week! Hate to see Kobe walk off like that hope he's ok — Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) April 13, 2013
Hate to see players go down.....prayers out to @kobebryant for a big recovery and an even bigger return.
— Harrison Barnes (@HBarnes) April 13, 2013
— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) April 13, 2013
Damn man, never want to see that happen...ever. But @kobebryant is a strong dude, wishing you a speedy and healthy recovery brother!
— DeAndre Jordan (@deandrejordan) April 13, 2013