The superstar was not moving well as he left the court and did not return to play. Following the Lakers win, Ken Berger of CBS relayed the following news, which could potentially be disastrous for the Lakers as they cling to their No. 8 seeding in the Western Conference:
Kobe Bryant has a probable torn Achilles, the Lakers say. MRI tomorrow to confirm.— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) April 13, 2013
Bryant has been dinged-up throughout the season and has played through injury numerous times throughout his career, but a torn Achilles would be something not even the future Hall of Famer would be able to play through. A bleak postseason outlook may have gotten even bleaker in a hurry.