Did Kobe Bryant's career just end?
He'll have an MRI today, but if it's the Achilles, there's a chance that it could mean the end of his career, depending on how badly he wants to rehabilitate and return to the NBA.
If he has indeed torn his Achilles, it would take over a year to recover.
At 36 years old and already starting to decline, can Kobe make a full recovery and come back to the league as a superstar?
Assuming this injury is as serious as the Lakers believe, it's unlikely that he'll ever be an MVP caliber player again. Between the injuries and Father Time, things are starting to catch up to Kobe.
There's always a chance that he battles back and plays a couple more seasons, a la Peyton Manning and his neck injury, but there's a solid chance that we may have just witnessed the end of an era.