Kobe Bryant Breaks Nose in All-Star Foul

Dwayne Wade run-in drew blood

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 27, 2012 12:25 PM CST

(Newser) – Dwayne Wade's foul against Kobe Bryant in last night's NBA All-Star Game left the Lakers star with a nasal fracture. Bryant suffered a good old-fashioned bloody nose, but stayed in the game, ESPN reports. Afterward, a CT scan showed a broken nose. Bryant is due to be reevaluated today by a specialist. "I obviously didn't try to draw no blood, but I took a foul," Wade said. "Kobe fouled me two times in a row, so he's still got one up on me." Still, Bryant had the last laugh, scoring 27 points—breaking Michael Jordan's All-Star record—and leading his Western Conference to a 152-149 win.

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Western Conference drives against Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat and and the Eastern Conference during the 2012 NBA All-Star Game.
Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Western Conference drives against Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat and and the Eastern Conference during the 2012 NBA All-Star Game.   (Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant reacts after Dwayne Wade's hard smack to his nose,during the second half of the NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 in Orlando, Fla.
Kobe Bryant reacts after Dwayne Wade's hard smack to his nose,during the second half of the NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 in Orlando, Fla.   (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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