KOBE BRYANT PASSES THE TORCH TO THE YOUNGER PLAYERS

5 time champion Kobe Bryant, who has been selected 15 times to play in the All Star game is more than likely not going to be able to compete this year. Los Angeles favorite Laker has suffered multiple injuries in the past but none of this magnitude. After pushing his team to make the playoffs last season, Kobe Bryant who is known for his signature moves, tore his Achilles after one he’s done plenty of times to plenty of people. While missing the first 19 games this season, fans were left in bewilderment wondering how their beloved athlete would perform for his team. After only six games, Bryant averaged 13.8 points, 6.3 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 5.7 turnovers while shooting 42.5 percent from the field. Yet took another heavy blow by fracturing his lateral tibial plateau against the Memphis Grizzlies.

With so much going on in Bryant’s career, it hasn’t stopped his loyal fans from voting for him to start in this year’s NBA All-Star Game. Bryant, according to NBA All Star balloting, is the leading pick in the Western Conference category with 723,031 votes. Though the black mamba is not one to ever back down from a challenge, Bryant suggested that fans vote for Portland superstar Damian Lillard instead of him for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game. Bryant suggests to fans that the younger guys are more than qualified to participate in this years All-Star game. Question is will the fans trade in their votes? (Probably not.)
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