Kobe Bryant. Injured.
Those are two words Los Angeles Lakers fans are dreading and those two words have managed to become a tough reality.
In the first preseason game for the Lakers, Kobe was blocked by DeAndre Jordan and Kobe fell hard on the ground. He used his shooting arm to break his fall, but in the process, injured his right wrist. Here's the play:
Kobe Bryant injured on opening night is not a good thing for the team as Andrew Bynum is also out five games due to a league-imposed suspension. With those two out, you're looking to replace 40 points worth of offense and the team's best interior and perimeter defenders.
This looks bad, real bad for the Lakers.