No news story is legitimate until the Taiwanese animation studio NMA provides its take. So, now Kobe Bryant's season-ending injury is real:
So, to recap, Kobe's knee caught fire, he cried, Kevin Ware (???) laughed at him, Emile Hirsch put on a Steve Nash jersey and fell down while walking on a crutch, Jeremy Lin flew in on a rocket, and now all the Lakers are showing off their "baller skills" in Kobe's absence. Sources confirm all of the above to be true.