At All-Star weekend, the NBA’s biggest stars hadn’t come to beat (Kobe) Bryant, but treat him like a monument. Never again does Bryant get to be surrounded with such greatness, never again surrounded with context to his career. Kobe Bryant is rounding third and headed for home.
“It hasn’t hit home yet,” Bryant told The Vertical. “I’m not going through this and thinking, ‘Oh, it’s coming to an end.’ I’m enjoying it moment by moment. And it feels damn good to be able to experience it.”
As Bryant and his family awaited the elevator to bring them downstairs, he hesitated and said, “I mean, it feels damn good to just be playing still. … To just be playing.”
76ers’ Joel Embiid Listed as Doubtful for Game 3 in Miami
All-Star center Joel Embiid is doubtful for Game 3 of the Philadelphia 76ers’ first-round series against the Heat on Thursday.
The series is tied 1-1, and Embiid has missed both games.
Source: Ian Begley of ESPN
Cavs’ Love Suffers Torn Ligament in Thumb, Will Play in Game 3
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love suffered a partially torn ligament in his left thumb in Wednesday night’s Game 2 against the Indiana Pacers, sources told ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.
Despite the injury, head coach Tyronn Lue said Love will be “ready to go” in Game 3 on Friday in Indianapolis. X-rays taken after the game came back negative. The Cavs won 100-97 to tie the Eastern Conference first-round series at 1-1.
Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN