Soon as Kobe hit the floor, grabbing his foot in the fourth quarter of last night’s game, he immediately knew that his Achilles tendon was possibly ruptured. The Black Mamba has been the most durable player in the NBA, playing through multiple injuries. It was vintage Kobe to limp back onto the court to shoot his free throws in pain before walking lamely into the locker room under his own power. He knew this time it wasn’t going to be a quick fix. The hardest working man in the NBA for the first time looked devastated, sad, and in an interview after the game looked teary eyed.
Hours have past and while most of the world was sleeping, Kobe Bryant goes on a rant, figuring out his next game plan. He opened up to the world on his Facebook about his situation.
This is such BS! All the training and sacrifice just flew out the window with one step that I’ve done millions of times! The frustration is unbearable. The anger is rage. Why the hell did this happen ?!? Makes no damn sense. Now I’m supposed to come back from this and be the same player Or better at 35?!? How in the world am I supposed to do that?? I have NO CLUE. Do I have the consistent will to… overcome this thing? Maybe I should break out the rocking chair and reminisce on the career that was. Maybe this is how my book ends. Maybe Father Time has defeated me…Then again maybe not! It’s 3:30am, my foot feels like dead weight, my head is spinning from the pain meds and I’m wide awake. Forgive my Venting but what’s the purpose of social media if I won’t bring it to you Real No Image?? Feels good to vent, let it out. To feel as if THIS is the WORST thing EVER! Because After ALL the venting, a real perspective sets in. There are far greater issues/challenges in the world then a torn achilles. Stop feeling sorry for yourself, find the silver lining and get to work with the same belief, same drive and same conviction as ever. One day, the beginning of a new career journey will commence. Today is NOT that day. “If you see me in a fight with a bear, prey for the bear”. Ive always loved that quote. Thats “mamba mentality” we don’t quit, we don’t cower, we don’t run. We endure and conquer. I know it’s a long post but I’m Facebook Venting LOL. Maybe now I can actually get some sleep and be excited for surgery tomorrow. First step of a new challenge. Guess I will be Coach Vino the rest of this season. I have faith in my teammates. They will come thru. Thank you for all your prayers and support.
The Achilles injury is a long process to come back from and if anyone can beat the odds on a comeback from this injury it’s the Black Mamba. Father time is undefeated; but we all know Kobe loves to prove us wrong.
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