Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has had better nights in the NBA.
Like all of them before Friday, when he suffered a season-ending injury during his team's game against the Golden State Warriors.
Even though he couldn't walk after the game, the 34-year-old superstar wasn't taking things lying down, venting his insomniac rage on 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!" he posted to Facebook."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," Bryant continued, "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."
By Saturday, Bryant was coping better, flashing the peace sign while getting an MRI before surgery to repair his torn Achilles tendon, which according to reports will have him out of action 6 to 9 months. Bryant even managed some self-deprecating humor, posting a pic on Facebook, and writing, "Surgery prep time. Lookin like Mrs Doubtfire with a jerri curl cap lol Anesthesia next #highasakite #mambaout."
And we definitely second that emotion. Get better soon, Kobe!