Kobe Says He "Loved" When Dwyane Wade Broke His Nose In The All-Star Game

 

When it comes to basketball, we all knew that Kobe Bryant was one of the most obsessed athletes at perfecting his craft. But this is another level even for Kobe.

Before All-Star weekend kicked off, Kevin Garnett sat down with Dwyane Wade to talk about his final season and what moments stood out to him in his career. One in particular was the All-Star game that Wade accidentally broke Kobe's nose.

“Me and Kob’ got into a little tussle in the All-Star Game, and I ended up hitting him the wrong way and breaking his nose. … So after the All-Star break, we got the Lakers about three games after the break … I call him, not maliciously. I didn’t maliciously do it. I called him and said ‘Yo Kob” and he was like ‘Bro, I love it.’ I’m like [taken aback.] He’s like ‘I love it. I’ll see you in a couple days.’ And I’m like ‘Oh snap.’ And he gave it to me, too, boy.”

A couple days later during the Heat-Lakers game, Kobe went off for 33 points on 14-of-23 shooting in a 93-83 win over the Miami Heat.

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