Los Angeles Lakers’ star forward Kobe Bryant made a promise months ago that his team would make the playoffs.
On Wednesday night, April 17, the Lakers defeated the Houston Rockets 99-95 to clinch the seventh playoff spot in the Western conference.
Kobe Bryant later took to his twitter account to announce “Playoff promise fulfilled #ontothenext.”
Of course, Bryant is recovering from surgery following a torn Achilles and will not actively be playing when the Lakers meet the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs. Continue reading →
Kobe Bryant in the hospital following his season-ending injury (Photos: Instagram.com)
The worst news was confirmed Saturday morning as Kobe Bryant’s MRI results showed that he indeed did rupture his Achilles tendon. He is scheduled to have surgery and it is speculated that it will take up to nine months of rehab before he can return. Last night after the Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors Bryant said he knew it was his Achilles.
“I can’t walk, I put pressure on it and I can’t walk,” claimed the five-time NBA champion. Continue reading →
The Oklahoma City Thunder (34-11) had won nine of their previous 11 meetings with the Los Angeles Lakers before Sunday afternoon’s game inside of Staples Center on Sunday afternoon.
Playing with a better defensive effort and positive energy, the Lakers were competitive throughout today’s contest, pulling away in the fourth quarter for a 105-96 victory.
Led by their leader Kobe Bryant, who chipped in 21 points and 14 assists, the Lakers improved their record to 19-25 as they desperately claw for a playoff spot before the end of the season. Continue reading →