Kobe Bryant Breaks Nose in All-Star Foul
Dwayne Wade run-in drew blood
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Feb 27, 2012 12:25 PM CST
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)

(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.

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Feb 28, 2012 4:08 AM CST
So, he'll be on the injured reserve list for what, 6 weeks.
Feb 27, 2012 1:00 PM CST
FINALLY! Some uplifting news!
Feb 27, 2012 12:56 PM CST
Good to see a tad bit of fight in an all-star game.