Kobe’s Quick Return Exactly What NBA Needs

Lakers_Kobe_Bryant_2013When Kobe Bryant ruptured his Achilles, made two free throws in a tight game against the Golden State Warriors and then retreated to the locker room, everyone panicked.

Well, not at first.

The underlying assumption seemed to be that Kobe would somehow find a way to return to action in the near future, simply because he’s invulnerable and couldn’t possibly have the same fatal flaw as a notable hero from the Trojan War.

But once the extent of the injury was announced, the panic actually set in. Los Angeles Lakers fans were mortified that their superstar was out for an extended period of time, and NBA fans in general started preparing for the worst.

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