Taiwanese animators take on Kobe Bryant’s season-ending injury

It was only a matter of time before Taiwan-based Next Media Animation took on Kobe Bryant’s injury.

A clip from the company loosely (and somewhat crudely) reenacts Bryant’s season-ending Achilles’ tendon tear, suffered Friday night in the Lakers’ victory over the Golden State Warriors.


On Saturday, Bryant underwent surgery to help repair the injury, which is expected to keep him out of action at six to nine months.

The Next Media video shows a doctor shoving Bryant into a box that reads, “Here lies Kobe’s career 1996-2013.”


The video also suggests that Bryant is a ball hog and that his teammates will now “be able to show off their baller skills.”

The Lakers defeated the San Antonio Spurs without Bryant but still need a victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday to make the playoffs (unless the Utah Jazz lose before then).


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