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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.

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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.”

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


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