This is such BS! All the training and sacrifice just flew out the window with one step that I’ve done millions of times! The frustration is unbearable. The anger is rage. Why the hell did this happen ?!? Makes no damn sense. Now I’m supposed to come back from this and be the same player Or better at 35?!? How in the world am I supposed to do that??
I have NO CLUE. Do I have the consistent will to overcome this thing? Maybe I should break out the rocking chair and reminisce on the career that was. Maybe this is how my book ends. Maybe Father Time has defeated me…Then again maybe not! It’s 3:30am, my foot feels like dead weight, my head is spinning from the pain meds and I’m wide awake. Forgive my Venting but what’s the purpose of social media if I won’t bring it to you Real No Image?? Feels good to vent, let it out. To feel as if THIS is the WORST thing EVER! Because After ALL the venting, a real perspective sets in. There are far greater issues/challenges in the world then a torn achilles. Stop feeling sorry for yourself, find the silver lining and get to work with the same belief, same drive and same conviction as ever.
One day, the beginning of a new career journey will commence. Today is NOT that day.
“If you see me in a fight with a bear, prey for the bear”. Ive always loved that quote. Thats “mamba mentality” we don’t quit, we don’t cower, we don’t run. We endure and conquer.
I know it’s a long post but I’m Facebook Venting LOL. Maybe now I can actually get some sleep and be excited for surgery tomorrow. First step of a new challenge. Guess I will be Coach Vino the rest of this season. I have faith in my teammates. They will come thru.
Thank you for all your prayers and support. Much Love Always.
Black Mamba, real as he gets
I was really tired, man. Just tired in the locker room and dejected and thinking about this mountain to overcome. I mean, this is a long process and wasn’t sure I could do it. Then your kids walk in and you’re like, ‘I need to set an example. Daddy is going to be fine.’ I can do it. Work hard and just go from there.
Coach drawing up a play for Dwight. (via r/nba)
Look, Dahntay Jones and his stupid-ass first name can say he didn’t mean to hurt Kobe all he wants. But he saw Kobe go down. He saw Kobe hurt. And what does he do?
He low-fives it out with his boys. I 99% believe him when he says he didn’t mean to injure Kobe, but that classless “celebration” is what creates the 1%. Dick move, brah.
BLACK MAMBA DOWN
“X-Rays on Kobe’s ankle were negative, but it’s a ‘severe sprain’ & he’s out ‘indefinitely.’”
Fuck yes, Kobe Bryant.
Bryant won’t chase Howard out of here, but multiple sources tell Yahoo! Sports that the only issue that would give Howard pause on re-signing with the Lakers would be D’Antoni. In the end, D’Antoni is a coach who fundamentally doesn’t believe in post play, who sees franchise centers as intrusive cloggers of the lane.
How does one become a head coach without post play? How is that a thing that can happen?
Also, this is only my second favorite quote from the article. My favorite? “Two years ago, Buss chose Mike Brown over Kupchak’s choice, Rick Adelman. This time, it was the desert myth of D’Antoni and Nash, a reunion that feels like it should be touring state fairs with REO Speedwagon.”
HI INFIDELITY BURN! God bless Woj
IF YOU’RE A LAKER FAN, AND YOU’RE ANGRY, I ENCOURAGE YOU TO JOIN MY RAGE.
You guys give up too easily. Try being a fan of any other team, ever.
Y’know what I love? Perspective.
The Lakers are currently three games under .500, with 49 games left to play
On their roster:
-34-year old Kobe Bryant, currently leading the league in scoring despite his age
-Dwight Howard, at 75% due to back issues, who is still second in the league in rebounds per game and first in total rebounds. Had 26 rebounds last night in loss. TWENTY-SIX. Averaging a double-double.
-A mentally broken Pau Gasol, shooting 29% and averaging 8/6/3 the last three games. Led Spain to a silver medal in the Olympics. 32-years old
-38-year old Steve Nash, coming off a leg fracture. Has played in nine games this season. Still averaging 10 points and 8 assists. Real talks without being a dick *cough*Kobe*cough*
AND NO OTHER GOOD PLAYER AT ALL. Want proof? Here’s more:
-Pissed-off Antawn Jamison
Oh, and Metta World Peace, who is actually not bad this season (avg. 13/6 with +14 efficiency).
This team is mediocre because they’re mediocre. And they’ve barely played with each other. Time would be the cure… except they’re running out.
DERRICK ROSE AFTER BULLS DEFEAT MIAMI HEAT
Right around the corner…
Just so we’re clear with the credit for this photo, the Chicago Tribune online sports guru, Amanda Kaschube, sent this pic out as a tweet the night before last. You can also find it on the Tribune’s Facebook page. Let’s go ahead and find the original, if we can, and give them credit for a perfect shot of Derrick. Well done, Amanda.
If I ever post photos without a credit, either as a hyperlink or at the bottom of a post, please let me know. I’ve tried really hard to always link to the original when I can find it, and if not, at least to where I originally saw it. This is pretty standard webiquette, but it gets ignored on Tumblr all the time.
ONE, TWO, DERRICK’S COMIN’ FOR YOU…
Also, I think we’ve all been guilty of accidentally stealing things on the internet. IT HAPPENS!