Kobe Bryant sustained a mild concussion, in addition to a broken nose, after a hard foul by the Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade in the third quarter of Sunday night’s NBA All-Star Game in Orlando,Yahoo! Sports reported.
The broken nose and concussion should not keep Bryant out of any games, as he plans to play Wednesday when the Lakers host the Minnesota Timberwolves, a source told Yahoo. Bryant had a CT scan in Orlando on Sunday night, before flying back to L.A., according to the report.
Bryant finished the All-Star Game with 27 points,breaking Michael Jordan’s record for most points in All-Star Game history in the process. Bryant now has 271 points over his All-Star Game career.
Wade, before knowing of Bryant’s broken nose and concussion, said after the game, “Obviously, I didn’t try to draw blood. Kobe fouled me two times in a row, so he’s still got one up on me. But I am glad that everything was cool and we got back to being competitive and having fun.”
The Lakers and Heat play Sunday in L.A.