14 July 2013
Kobe Bryant Injury: Torn Achilles 04/12/13 GSW vs L.A. Lakers
GSW vs L.A. Lakers 04/12/13
116-118 Lakers Win.
Kobe Bryant: 44:54 MIN – 34 PTS/5 RB/4 AST
Kobe Bryant Post Game Interview After Injury! (Torn Achilles)
GS Warriors vs LA Lakers / Friday 04.12.2013
Kobe Bryant: “It’s fueling me. It’s fueling me. I can feel it already.” on his come back..
“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.
Surgery prep time. Lookin like Mrs Doubtfire with a jerri curl cap lol Anesthesia next #highasakite #mambaout
Cast and elevation for next 2 weeks. I have trouble sitting still for 5 min! @ladyvb24 is taking great care of her papi 🙂 #sexynurse #queenmamba
D12 and Jodi “get buckets” Meeks stopped by the crib to check on big bro #countonteamates #lakers #playoffs
Mi hermano Pau came by and chilled wit with me for a few hrs. We laughed and joked and talked strategy for tomorrows big game #countonpau #lakersnation #countonteamates
Got a few more visitors today.. Jimmy B, Mitch K and Mike D. We talked about the season, next season and more importantly about the strategy for this upcoming series ”ª#”Žlakerfam”¬ ”ª#”Žamnestywho”¬?? Lol ”ª#”Žcoachvino”¬
Thank you @nike for the surprise spread in the paper this am. It touched me Beyond words ”ª#”Žshowuiwill”¬
Cast off today. I have zero swelling and virtually no pain. Boot now for a few months. I start therapy…
Stitches out! ”ª#”Žprogress”¬
Foot on the ground! #pray4bear #standup #mambaarmy
One month ago yesterday ”ª#”Žsurgery”¬ ”ª#”Žgraphic”¬ ”ª#”ŽRealNoImage”¬ ”ª#”Žmambamentality”¬
Walking in my “medical mamba” shoes made by Nike in 2 weeks with extra support for the Achilles #alterG #bootoff!
June 1st. 7:30am. My first steps without the boot. Rockin the #medicalmambas Walkin like a baby giraffe. #achillesrupture #challenge #pray4bear #recovery
Update from Dr Neil with the brain trust #judyseto #garyvitti #determined #vino #pray4bear
“We will know everything about KOBE’s return date when we see ONE milestone achieved. When he begins to JUMP. It’s coming in next phase.”
– Dr. Robert Klapper
”Kobe told me he’s three months ahead of schedule, which is very Kobe-like,”
– Christopher Douglas-Roberts, of the Lakers Summer League team.