Sunday afternoon an efficient Kobe Bryant came up a rebound shy of a triple-double in leading the Lakers to the biggest win of their season, a 105-96 triumph over the Thunder. But soon after his 21-point, 14-assist, 9-rebound performance, his thoughts turned to one of his "fav players in the world."
Gotta give well wishes to Rondo. One of my fav players in the world. My prayers r with u lil bro. I'm here if u need me #respect— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 28, 2013
Kobe wasn't the only athlete who took to Twitter to express his sympathies and offer encouraging word to Rajon Rondo, the Celtics guard who learned earlier Sunday that surgery to repair a torn ACL would end his season. Here's a sampling of those, sent by friends, foes, and even guys from other sports:
Terrible news about rajon rondo... Wishing him a fast recovery (D-Mac)— Jason+Devin McCourty (@McCourtyTwins) January 27, 2013
Prayers to Rondo man, terrible seeing a great player go down.— Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) January 27, 2013
Prayers sent up for Rajon RondoNo doubt he will overcome this obstacle— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) January 27, 2013
Tough one today! On to the next one. Hated to hear the news on Rondo though! Don't wish that on no one. Get back healthy— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 27, 2013
Great win but tough to hear my bro @rajonrondo will be out...get healthy bro— Jeff Green (@unclejeffgreen) January 27, 2013
Prayers go out to Rondo for a speedy recovery and a strong come back— John Wall (@John_Wall) January 27, 2013
Heart goes out to rondo, pray for a quick and healthy recovery.— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) January 27, 2013
Prayers go out to my homie Rondo, strong kid shoot him a tweet to keep pushing if you could!!!! Green nation— Courtney Lee (@CourtneyLee2211) January 27, 2013
Tough day for Rondo. Hoping for a quick recovery #NBA— Josh Hamilton (@thejoshhamilton) January 28, 2013
I hope my lil homie get well soon @rajonrondo. Im only a phone call away. Luv bro— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) January 28, 2013
My prayers go out to Rondo, hope he has a speedy recovery!— James Harden (@JHarden13) January 28, 2013
Man, sad to hear about @rajonrondo tearing his ACL, I wouldn'twish that on my worst enemy...get well soon bro— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) January 28, 2013
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