Ethan Skolnick on the Long- and Short-Term Impact of Kobe’s Season-Ending Injury

The future is up in the air for the Los Angeles Lakers after ESPN's Ramona Shelburne broke the news that Kobe Bryant will likely be out for the remainder of the season due to a torn rotator cuff.

While Bryant's performances this year were unimpressive compared to previous campaigns, his absence will still have consequences.

What effect will Kobe's latest injury have on the Lakers record moving forward? Is there any bright side for the team that was already struggling with its star on the court?

Bleacher Report Senior Writer Ethan Skolnick breaks down the impact in the video above. 

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