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Breaking Down the Brook Lopez Injury

The Nets disastrous season took a turn for the worse on Friday when starting center Brook Lopez reinjured his troublesome right foot. Lopez’ problems began prior to the lockout shortened season of 2011-12 when he was diagnosed with a stress fracture in the fifth metatarsal of his right foot. Lopez underwent surgery two days before […]

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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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Quarterly Injury Report for the First Quarter of the NBA Season

The first quarter of the NBA season is over and, as of December 10, the league has already amassed over 1,000 games lost to injury. The number will continue to increase with several players, including Chicago’s Derrick Rose and Memphis’ Quincy Pondexter, expected to miss the remainder of the season. The team-by-team results are interesting. […]

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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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