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Kobe Bryant

Getting Surgery

High on Pain Pills

4/13/2013 1:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0413-kobe-bryant-instigramKobe Bryant found an upside to season -- and possibly career-ending surgery ... HAPPY PILLS!!!

Mamba tore his Achilles tendon during last night's game against the Golden State Warriors ... an injury that requires surgery and a lengthy rehab. The Lakers say Kobe's timetable to return is about 6-9 months.

He posted a pic as he was about to go into surgery today, captioning it by saying, "Surgery prep time. Lookin like Mrs Doubtfire with a jerri curl cap lol Anesthesia next #highasakite #mambaout."

Earlier, his wife Vanessa posted a pic while Kobe was still on crutches, writing, "Waiting for MRI results with Dr Patrick Soon Shiong and Rob Pelinka. I want to thank my family for your love and support. Kobe is in great spirits."

Every Lakers fan on Earth, however, is not.

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1.

Phishie from Philly    

Check out that walking booty.
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Phishie from Philly

507 days ago
2.

Socalpimp    

Just retire....we hate you

507 days ago
3.

Vegas mommy    

Still don't get how you stay with someone that raped a woman?

507 days ago
4.

Truth is    

Keep it moving wif yo messycan

507 days ago
5.

StPeteRickster    

Doesn't it look photoshopped??

From the legs down on both of them, looks like it was lifted from another picture...

507 days ago
6.

KayQ    

So how long till she leaves him?

507 days ago
7.

BaadBoy    

Vanessa is hot.

507 days ago
8.

Mandy G.    

Karma, baby, Karma.

507 days ago
9.

IwuvTMZ    

They're are so happy. Cuz he's still gettin' that paycheck.

507 days ago
10.

Celebrities Suck    

his wife must be very insecure after what he's done in the past and she stayed with him...

Reg the case that everyone seem to forget. The question is did Kobe Bryant leaned the woman over a chair to have sex with her?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobe_Bryant_sexual_assault_case

507 days ago
11.

SKiNET HD    

Lakers weren't going anywhere anyway. Focus on recovery, and get ready for next year...the final chapter of THE BLACK MAMBA!!!!

507 days ago
12.

cali323    

Lakers ain't sh!t without Kobe! !!! Get well soon!!!! You are #1!

507 days ago
13.

Nobrows    

Why didn't they adjust his crutches to his height. That is really going to hurt his back.

507 days ago
14.

Badass2012    

You never want to see a great athlete ends his career this way, but even if/when he comes back, he'll never be the same player that he once was.

Tasteless joke: Kobe's injury may be a blessing in disguise for Vanessa though. She'll now be able to keep a closer eye on Kobe 24/7.

507 days ago
15.

Spicy mag    

Shaq laughs at this.

507 days ago
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