We all knew this day was coming, but nothing can prepare you for Kobe Bryant in a protective face mask. If you'll recall, Bryant suffered a nasal fracture in the NBA All-Star Game this past weekend, the result of a hard foul from Dwyane Wade. Bryant's nose was bloodied up and he sustained a concussion after taking the hit, though he did finish the game.
Now we're back to games that matter, and that means Kobe will be on the court no matter what. But because he needs his nose protected, Kobe has gone full Rip Hamilton. And it's actually really scary.
I'm not actually sure what part of the Kobe System this fits into, but you're welcome.