The Los Angeles Lakers announced on Thursday that their superstar Kobe Bryant will miss at least six weeks with a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee. The injury is said to have occurred as Bryant was backing down Tony Allen in the post, in Memphis on Tuesday night.

Here is the footage:

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Oh, and here is the tweet that ruined my morning …

It truly sucks that Bryant has sustained another injury so soon after returning from his torn Achilles. The NBA just isn’t quite the same without Kobe running around Staples Center. That being said, the miles on Bryant’s body are real and as the famous quote reads, “Father time is undefeated”.

If there’s anyone who has displayed the pure balls to return in top shape and continue the mission, it’s the man they call “Black Mamba”.

Alongside the Bryant news, Laker fans have also been informed that veteran point guard Steve Nash will also miss a further month of action. With other guards Jordan Farmar (hamstring) and Steve Blake (elbow) still slated to miss games, the Laker back court is thin, to say the least.

So what now for the team in forum blue and gold? Is it time to tank, time to trade or simply time to lift?

Kobe gives you his thoughts directly, via Twitter.

To state the bleeding obvious, this Lakers season just got a whole lot more interesting again, for some less than desirable reasons.


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