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Breaking Down the Latest Kobe Bryant Injury

Just 11 days after making a celebrated return to the court, Kobe Bryant will again miss time after suffering a fracture to the lateral plateau of his tibia. The injury occurred in a Lakers’ win over the Grizzlies. Bryant was attempting to back down Tony Allen when he took an awkward step, hyperextending his left […]

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NBA Injury Power Rankings #2

Here at InStreetClothes.com we’re looking to provide you with the most up-to-date injury info. To do so in a creative way we’ve created the NBA Injury Power Rankings. The rankings are determined by the number of games missed, cost of injury, and effect of play. Current game totals are through December 10th.

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Breaking Down Kobe’s First Game Back

Bryant returned to the lineup Sunday with much fanfare after missing the first 19 games of the season recovering from a torn Achilles tendon. The results were not spectacular as the former MVP finished with nine points, eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and eight turnovers in 28 minutes of action. However watching the game […]

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Hand Down, Man Down: The Differences Between the Injuries to Redick, Davis, and Pierce

The landscape of the NBA season took a bizarre shift over the weekend after three teams lost players to hand and wrist injuries. In the West, the Clippers lost guard JJ Redick following a fall against the Kings while Anthony Davis of the Pelicans was injured following a failed alley-oop. The Nets, struggling to find […]

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Wizards’ Bradley Beal Out With Stress Injury

Wizards guard Bradley Beal was recently diagnosed with a stress injury in the proximal end of his right fibula and now faces a two-week period of rest. Following the recovery period, he will be reevaluated and an appropriate decision will be made regarding his return to play workload. The majority of bones in the human […]

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