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Unfortunately, Kobe Bryant‘s 2013-2014 NBA season is over. The future Hall of Famer’s knee injury is not healing fast enough to hit the hardwood for the Lakers. 

Reports the Associated Press:

The Lakers said Bryant was examined Wednesday by team physician Dr. Steve Lombardo, who determined that the injury that has kept Bryant out of the lineup still hasn’t healed. Bryant is recovering from a fractured lateral tibial plateau of his left knee.

Bryant issued a statement through the team saying that this has been a disappointing and frustrating season. He added, “But I appreciate all the support I’ve received from the Lakers and the fans, and look forward to being back and ready for the start of training camp.”

Sadly, Bryant injured his knee after a borderline miraculous return from a torn Achilles tendon the previous season.

Bean signed a 2-year contract extension with Lakers late last year. But the question will now be inevitably be asked; should the five time NBA champion retire? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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