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Kobe suffers nasal fracture, mild concussion

Posted on: February 27, 2012 1:48 am
Edited on: February 27, 2012 7:53 am
 
By Matt Moore 

The Lakers announced Sunday that Kobe Bryant suffered a nasal fracture during the All-Star game after a foul from Dwyane Wade. The Lakers say that Bryant will be re-evaluated Monday by an ear, nose, and throat specialist and is expected to resume practice Tuesday, according to the Orange County Register

Update: Yahoo Sports reports that Bryant also sustained a "mild concussion" on the play. If so, Bryant will be subject to the NBA's new concussion policy, which requires league approval for him to return to the court.

Here's video of the play from Wade in the third quarter which resulted in the broken schnoz:  



Clearly a purposeful foul in an All-Star game, which isn't going to endear Wade to Lakers fans. Bryant stayed in the game and passed Michael Jordan for all-time leader in points scored in the All-Star Game. Wade also famously was involved in the injury to Rajon Rondo in last year's Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Celtics.

The Salt Lake Tribune reported that Bryant was suffering from headaches after the game, which lead to him missing media availability after the game.
Comments

Since: Dec 17, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2012 6:05 pm
 

Kobe suffers nasal fracture, mild concussion

It's time for Stern to act like a REAL COMMISSIONER, and investigate Wade and LeROIDS for their STEROID abuse



Remember last year when ESPN quoted MVP Derrick Rose who said steroids was a huge problem?  Then later in the day Rose
backtracked.   Let's face it. Stern must have given Rose his marching orders.

So yes, Stern did something about steroids - he allows them to be the level playing field (just like Bud Selig did in the 90s).   - - btw, ESPN never retracted the quote from Rose.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2012 4:59 pm
 

Kobe suffers nasal fracture, mild concussion

 I can't help but wonder why on earth they would want to "wake up" Kobe and the Lakers.   The last thing Miami wants is to face an experienced team that now sees them as a "rivalry game" in the finals.

I can't imagine anyone's actually worried about the Lakers getting to the Finals.   They'll be the least athletic team in the playoffs handicapped by an aging superstar who refuses to run the offense through the post guys.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2012 4:57 pm
 

Kobe suffers nasal fracture, mild concussion

Wade needs to remember that the NBA can be a lot like the street: what goes around can come back around with a lot more velocity and a lot less class.
So, that's what happened to Kobe.  A little gentle payback for all the cheap shots he's delivered.  Mystery solved!  



Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2012 2:29 pm
 

Kobe suffers nasal fracture, mild concussion

While it was a bit of a cheap shot, I'd like to see more physical play in the NBA these days.  These whining players of today wouldn't have lasted 5 minutes in the 80's and 90's.  I still love the NBA, but not allowing pohysical play of any kind and the constant foul calls has sucked a great deal of enjoyment out of the league for me in recent years.......



Since: Dec 3, 2009
Posted on: February 28, 2012 1:38 pm
 

Kobe suffers nasal fracture, mild concussion

Oh look what I found, 5:35 minutes worth of dirty plays by Kobe

 



Since: Apr 2, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2012 12:21 pm
 

Kobe suffers nasal fracture, mild concussion

So what's your point?  Many of us do like basketball.  That's why we are here reading and commenting.  If you dont like it, go somewhere else and quit wasting eveyone's time!




Since: Jan 29, 2012
Posted on: February 28, 2012 10:47 am
 

Kobe suffers nasal fracture, mild concussion

Boring watching basketball is like watching paint dry fight to stay awake



Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2012 10:40 am
 

Kobe suffers nasal fracture, mild concussion

If you want to see this game mean something make it for home-court advantage in the finals. I know it didn't really work with MLB but I think it'd be different with the NBA. You gonna tell me that the All-Stars from the playoff bound teams are gonna forego defense?

I think there is a reason the game means nothing...because it's ment to mean nothing. They won't make it for anything valuable like homecourt advantage because then when a star player blows out his knee all the owners will be complaining about it.

It sells out every year and makes the host city and NBA 100's of millions. Why the hell are they gonna change that??

Let's just be happy that NFL players didn't show up and turn strip clubs into shooting gallaries.     



Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2012 10:40 am
 

Wade wasnt playing with any heart--far from it!

He was playing lazy defense and gutless basketball.  It would have been one thing if he'd actually tried to play a little defense on the play--you know, maybe move his feet before Kobe went around him?--before committing the hard foul.  That would have been fine.  Instead, he lets Kobe go around him, THEN hammers him with a cheap, flagrant, and dirty foul from behind.  That's "heart"?  Give us a break.  That was cheap, rotten, bush-league basketball.  And I say that as a long time NBA fan who doesn't like Kobe much. 



Since: Nov 18, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2012 9:20 am
 

Kobe suffers nasal fracture, mild concussion

Time will tell whether this was a good move or a bad one, but Wade needs to remember that the NBA can be a lot like the street: what goes around can come back around with a lot more velocity and a lot less class.


teres- Agreed 


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