- Amin Elhassan
While the injury (a tibial fracture in his left knee) is not necessarily directly related to the torn Achilles tendon on the same leg, it is the kind of complication that should have been anticipated when dealing with a 35-year-old guard who has a ton of mileage and one of the reasons I suggested in April why the Lakers should have used the amnesty clause on Bryant.
Still, Lakers fans can derive some utility out of their star guard's absence. Here's how:
Amin Elhassan reacts to the news that Kobe Bryant is out for the season and explains why that is a blessing for the Lakers.