I was initially very down and very upset.
But isn't this just how this season has gone? One bad thing after the next? I've kind of hit my breaking point on that. I'm not going to feel bad anymore. If this team is going to make the playoffs, they're going to make it the hardest f***ing way anyone could have expected. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF OUR BIG 4 HAS MISSED GAMES THIS SEASON. SIGNIFICANT GAMES! Nash missed a third of the season, Gasol missed half, Howard has missed games and really played when he shouldn't have, and Kobe is going to miss time.
If we make it to the playoffs it'll be one of the strongest teams I've seen in a while mentally. And if that's what we're going to do, we're going to do with or without ANYBODY.
Kobe should rest for a good while by his standards: a week or two. Get round the clock treatment and come back when we really need him: Monday March 25th in Golden State. That gives him about 11 days of rest and treatment before he even sees the court. Howard/Nash and soon Gasol SHOULD be able to beat Washington, Phoenix, and Sacramento. They can hold it down while the swelling goes away.
Stu : "Yeah, that's an old fashioned whoopin'."