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Paul Pierce says Kobe Bryant's season-ending injury 'saddens me'
Paul Pierce says Kobe Bryant's season-ending injury 'saddens me'

They have been NBA contemporaries their entire careers, Kobe Bryant doing his job for 19 seasons with the Lakers when healthy and Paul Pierce doing his work for 15 of his 17 years with the Boston Celtics. Pierce was in Los Angeles with the Washington Wizard to play the Lakers on Tuesday night, but said it “saddens me” to know he won’t get to face Bryant at least one more time. Bryant is scheduled to have surgery Wednesday to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, putting an end to his season prematurely again. “It always saddens me, knowing that Kobe is one of my NBA brothers, we lose due to injury,” Pierce said after the Wizards’...

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