Kobe Bryant Injury News: ‘Black Mamba’ Set For Retirement? Rumors Mere Hoax As LA Lakers Superstar Prepares For Next NBA Season

Kobe Bryant injury news doesn’t seem good with the “Black Mamba” becoming the subject of a hoax lately. However, the LA Lakers superstar continues to prepare for the next NBA season.

The website reported about the latest Kobe Bryant injury news:

“Bryant, who began to show signs that he was returning to form, went up for a dunk while practicing and fell to the ground in pain. X-rays revealed that the 35-year-old once again fractured the lateral tibial plateau of his left knee.

Sources close to the future Hall of Famer revealed that he was extremely depressed over the ordeal and will announce his retirement from the NBA in the coming weeks.”

The Kobe Bryant injury news even managed to land on some blogs and shares on social media even in the middle of the Heat vs. Spurs matchup for the NBA Finals 2014.

However, is similar to the which creates believable headlines that are purely satirical so there’s no truth to the report.

In fact, Kobe Bryant continues to practice with on his own and teammates to test his healed Achilles and knee.

According to , “imagining him (Kobe) as anything close to elite isn’t that far-fetched. Keep in mind that Kobe did mention he was “100 percent” healthy on Jimmy Kimmel Live in early May.”

Last month, LA Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak dished out on some Kobe Bryant injury news via

where he said that the “Black Mamba” is “ready to go.”

“He’s been working out everyday at our facility, he looks good,” he said. “I think he’ll be ready to go. He was probably ready to go a month ago.”

Kobe Bryant signed a two-year extension worth $48.5 million with the Lakers even while rehabbing his Achilles injury. This season, he averaged 13.8 points and 6.3 assists playing a shade under 30 minutes a game.

“Pencil Bryant in at 21 points and 4.7 assists a night, accounting for reduced minutes,” Eric Pincus of the

wrote. “Will that be enough to help the Lakers return to playoff contention?”

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