Kobe Bryant Facebook Post Sounds Off About Torn Achilles

Apr 12, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) walks off the court against the Golden State Warriors during the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

When Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant went down to what is believed to be a torn Achilles tendon, the basketball world was in shock. It could be the sudden end to a career of one of the game’s all-time greats and Bryant seems to understand what the injury could mean. He also all but officially confirmed that he will undergo surgery and begin rehab for his torn Achilles.

Bryant went on a rant Saturday morning on his official Facebook page.

You never want to see anyone injured, especially something this severe. After a long and storied career, it’s one step that could have ended it all for Kobe, but he understands the road ahead of him and he is prepared to take it head on.

Will Bryant ever play again? Only time will tell, but if we have learned one thing throughout the years it is never to count the Mamba out.

Here is Bryant’s entire statement from his Facebook page:

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. Much Love Always.

Mamba Out

Topics: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

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