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Kobe Bryant injury sparks outpouring of support on Twitter

Kobe Bryant grimaces after injuring his leg in the third quarter of the Lakers' win over Golden State at Staples Center on Friday night.
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With Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant appearing to tear his left Achilles tendon, Twitter was inundated with a widespread show of suport.

A long list of players, current and former teammates, and celebrities shared their thoughts:

Tough moment because of @kobebryant injury. I wish him a great recovery. I have no doubt he’ll come back stronger than ever. #prayforvino — Pau Gasol (@paugasol) April 13, 2013

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Kobe will be back stronger!!! I’m looking forward to it!!He is such a workaholic. From rehab to on the court work. So focused!!! #Mamba — Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) April 13, 2013

Everybody pray for my brother @kobebryant — Darius Morris (@dariusmorris4) April 13, 2013

Prayers out to my man @kobebryant. Hoping for a speedy recovery and there is absolutely no doubt he’ll be back strong! — Chris Paul (@CP3) April 13, 2013

Prayers up for @kobebryant , one of the best we’ve ever seen... #respect — Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) April 13, 2013

Thoughts & prayers go out to the big homey #Kobe.. Shame they ran him into the ground.. #Damn — Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) April 13, 2013

Damn man i feel bad for @kobebryant . If there’s anybody and i mean anybody who can come back from that injury it would be him! Best wishes! — LeBron James (@KingJames) April 13, 2013

Prayers up for@kobebryant get well soon !!! The best! — Marco Belinelli (@marcobelinelli) April 13, 2013

My prayer are with my lil bro — Gary Payton (@GaryPayton_20) April 13, 2013

Just heard Kobe may have torn his achills. Hate to see one of the greatest hurt himself like that — Nicolas Batum (@nicolas88batum) April 13, 2013

Prayers up for my bro @kobebryant get well soon fam — Andre Iguodala (@andre) April 13, 2013

Terrible news about Kobe’s Achilles. Hope he can return soon... No better competitor on the planet!! — Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) April 13, 2013

Wishing the big homie #24 a speedy rekovery!! Prayers & luv. — Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) April 13, 2013

Praying for u big bro @kobebryant — trevorariza (@TrevorAriza) April 13, 2013

When Kobe asked HB did he kick him I immediately knew it was torn when he said no... Reminded me of @kalinlucas1 my sophomore year smh — Draymond Green (@Money23Green) April 13, 2013

Wishing I could’ve Knocked that one down.... Prayers go out to @kobebryant #GetWellSoon — Carl Landry (@CarlLandry) April 13, 2013

Just watched @kobebryant press conference & I could feel the pain in his voice & know the feeling of pain in his heart — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 13, 2013

Prayin for @kobebryant — Anthony Morrow (@MrAnthonyMorrow) April 13, 2013

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Email Eric Pincus at eric.pincus@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.


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