During Sunday’s All-Star game Lakers Kobe Bryant scored 27 points breaking Michael Jordan’s All-Star career scoring record. Kobe now has 271 points in his All-Star career but on the down side he suffered a broken nose. Bryant will be seeing an ear, nose and throat specialist on tuesday prior to wednesday night game against Minnesota. It’s still uncertain whether he will be playing or not but we’ll have to wait and find out tomorrow.
Bryant’s broken nose injury came during a hard foul from Miami guard Dwayne Wade in the third quarter of the Western Conference Victory, 152-149, over the Eastern Conference. Bryant rarely misses games but he was said to be having headaches after the All-Star game. He quickly left the game after the injury occurred to be examined by trainers.
In a statement to reporters Wade said, “I obviously didn’t try to draw no blood, but I took a foul. Kobe fouled me two times in a row, so he’s still got one up on me. But I’m glad that everything was cool and we got back to being competitive and having fun.”
Wade also complimented Bryant’s game by saying it was “great being a little piece of history.” Wade also added, “He’s one of the best of all time. We will one day say we had the honor of playing against one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball.”
Check out the clip below to see the injury.
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