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
Kobe Bryant Breaks Nose in All-Star Foul
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)

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. (More Kobe Bryant stories.)

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