Facebook “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 journey will commence. Today is NOT that day. “If you see me in a fight with a bear, prey for the bear”. Ive always loved that quote. Thats “mamba mentality” we don’t quit, we don’t cower, we don’t run. We endure and conquer. I know it’s a long post but I’m Facebook Venting LOL. Maybe now I can actually get some sleep and be excited for surgery tomorrow. First step of a new challenge. Guess I will be Coach Vino the rest of this season. I have faith in my teammates. They will come thru. Thank you for all your prayers and support. Much Love Always.
Kobe Bryant tore the Achilles tendon in his left leg last night and will be out for 6-9 months following surgery this afternoon. You have to ask yourself if this will be the end of the career of one of the greatest players in NBA history. We have seen Achilles injuries end the career of all-time greats before, such as New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor, who lost his explosion and was never the same. Will Kobe Bryant, who has been playing incredible basketball lately ever be the same? You know he is going to rehab like a madman and battle back, and medical technology is much better now than it was when Lawrence Taylor had the same injury, but will Kobe ever be the same? Was his 47 point, 8 rebound, 5 assist, 3 steal, 4 block performance on Wednesday night his last truly great game? I learned a long time ago to never bet against Kobe, he will rehab harder than anyone with that “mamba mentality” and I would wager that he will be back. This is not the way Kobe’s story ends.