Kobe Bryant Injury Update: Lakers Star Goes on Epic Injury Rant on Facebook

Kobe Bryant stayed composed and fought through tears in his postgame press conference, but he could not keep himself collected in the wee hours of Saturday morning.

The Los Angeles Lakers guard, who went down with a little over three minutes remaining in the Lakers' 118-116 win over Golden State, will undergo surgery on Saturday to repair his ruptured Achilles, per the team's official Twitter feed:

Prior to that announcement, Bryant took to Facebook to air his frustrations. Posted right around 3:30 a.m. Pacific time, Bryant gave a lengthy public statement—335 words to be exact—on his mental state following the injury.

Here is the complete statement (via Bryant's Facebook page): 

This is such BS! All the training and sacrifice just flew out the window with one step that I've done millions of times! The frustration is unbearable. The anger is rage. Why the hell did this happen ?!? Makes no damn sense. Now I'm supposed to come back from this and be the same player Or better at 35?!? How in the world am I supposed to do that?? 
I have NO CLUE. Do I have the consistent will to overcome this thing? Maybe I should break out the rocking chair and reminisce on the career that 
was. Maybe this is how my book ends.

Maybe Father Time has defeated me...Then again maybe not! It's 3:30am, my foot feels like dead weight, my head is spinning from the pain meds and I'm wide awake. Forgive my Venting but what's the purpose of social media if I won't bring it to you Real No Image?? Feels good to vent, let it out. To feel as if THIS is the WORST thing EVER! Because After ALL the venting, a real perspective sets in. There are far greater issues/challenges in the world then a torn achilles. Stop feeling sorry for yourself, find the silver lining and get to work with the same belief, same drive and same conviction as ever. 

One day, the beginning of a new career ...

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