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)
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(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. (Read more Kobe Bryant stories.)

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