There was nothing dirty about the way Dwyane Wade fouled Kobe Bryant on Sunday night, but was it too hard a foul for the All-Star Game? Typically we’re used to seeing guys clear the way for their opponents so they can put on a show for the fans. With the East trailing by 12 early in the third quarter, it appeared D-Wade had enough of that no defense nonsense and wanted to make Kobe earn his points at the foul line. He came over the top and delivered a hard foul — one that apparently had some lasting effects.
According to Adrian Wojnarowkski of Yahoo! Sports, Kobe suffered a broken nose and a mild concussion on the play. Bryant still went on to break Michael Jordan’s record and become the All-Star Game’s all-time leading scorer, but the Lakers are hoping it didn’t come at a significant cost.Google+