I too thought the injury was much, much worse than what's being reported.
He was easy to hate in the Kobe-Shaq years, but Tim Duncan has my utmost repsect now. He's the F/C version of Kobe, minus the baggage in the early years. These two have been among the best players in the league for almost 15 years now, and it's no secret why. They have a huge work ethic and they're obsessed with basketball.
Hope he comes back. Anyone who hates KG that much is ok in my book
"that is greatness right there, you can't stop greatness" - Charles Barkley on Kobe Bryant, 2010 WCFs