When Kobe Bryant is restless and frustrated, he goes on long Facebook rants like the rest of us.
At 3:36 a.m. Saturday morning, hours after he tore his Achilles’ tendon playing against the Golden State Warriors, the Mamba poured his heart out in a long Facebook post from his mobile device. Here’s what he wrote:
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.
What a seriously great look inside the mind of Kobe. We already knew he was a fighter, mentally tough, and determined, but this just shows the internal struggle he undergoes (well, at least when he’s heavily medicated). Kobe’s post was shared over 76,000 times at the time of this post being published, and it had over 355k likes. That’s no surprise — the post was extremely inspirational.
Bryant underwent an MRI Saturday that revealed he completely ruptured the tendon. The team says he is out 6-9 months and that it is possible for him to return for the start of next season. Bryant is motivated by his doubters, so allow me to be the first to give him motivation: I don’t think he’ll be back for the team’s first game.
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