Kobe Bryant has torn rotator cuff


Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant suffered a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder in the second half of Wednesday night’s loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, an MRI exam revealed Thursday.

The Lakers announced that Bryant will return to Los Angeles and will be examined by team doctors Friday instead of playing that night against the Spurs. The team said an update on Bryant’s condition would be issued then.

Bryant suffered the tear with 4:14 left in the third quarter against the Pelicans when he drove baseline for a two-handed dunk.

“It felt fine when I went up, didn’t feel too good when I came down,” Bryant said after the game.

He grabbed his shoulder as he ran back down the court and checked out of the game a few minutes later.

Bryant checked back in with five minutes left in the fourth quarter and immediately favored his shoulder. He tried to rebound and dribble with his left hand, but it became clear something was wrong when he shot and made a turnaround 14-foot jumper with just his left hand.

“Obviously after I saw that everything he did was with the left hand, I knew then, let’s get him out of there,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said after the game.

It’s unclear what the injury means for Bryant’s status going forward. Scott spoke to reporters at practice Thursday before knowing the MRI results, and he declined to state any plans without knowing those results.

Bryant downplayed the issue after Wednesday night’s game.

“I’ve played on a torn labrum before,” Bryant said after scoring 14 points in 30 minutes. “I’m not too concerned about it.”

Scott said after the game that, depending on the MRI results, Bryant would continue to play in spots and on a minutes limit. It’s expected that Bryant will play even more sparingly now as the Lakers work to preserve him for next season, his 20th in the NBA and the final year of his contract with the team.

Chris Brown (@ChrisBrown) & Tyga (@Tyga) – Ayo


Chris Brown and Tyga decides to release a lyric video to their new single, called Ayo. This is the first single off Chris Brown and Tyga upcoming mixtape titled Fan of a Fan 2.

Blackberry Passport Black and Gold Limited Edition

Blackberry Passport "Black and Gold" Limited Edition

The Blackberry Passport is limited to only 50 pieces, which comes with standard features like a large HD square touch screen and a 3450 mAh battery that provides up to 30 hours of use. Priced at $899 USD, the Black and Gold Blackberry Passport can be purchased from the manufacturer’s webstore.

2015 Pro Bowl Rosters & Teams

2015 Pro Bowl rosters are set after a Team Carter vs. Team Irvin draft and with the number one pick for a second year in a row, the honor went to Andrew Luck. Chris Carter, along with J.J. Watt and Antonio Brown picked the Indianapolis Colts quarterback, while Michael Irving, Joe Haden and DeMarco Murray chose Tony Romo with their first pick. The 2015 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday at 8pm EST on ESPN.

Team Carter

Coach: John Harbaugh, Ravens
Captain: Antonio Brown, Steelers
Captain: J.J. Watt, Texans

QB Andrew Luck, Colts (No. 1 overall pick)
QB Drew Brees, Saints (No. 17)
QB Andy Dalton, Bengals
RB Jamaal Charles, Chiefs (No. 5)
RB Justin Forsett, Ravens
RB Alfred Morris, Redskins
FB John Kuhn, Packers
WR Antonio Brown, Steelers
WR A.J. Green, Bengals (No. 3)
WR T.Y. Hilton, Colts (No. 11)
WR Jordy Nelson, Packers
TE Martellus Bennett, Bears
TE Greg Olsen, Panthers
T Joe Staley, 49ers (No. 13)
T Duane Brown, Texans
T Ryan Clady, Broncos
C Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers
C Jason Kelce, Eagles
G Mike Pouncey, Dolphins
G Josh Sitton, Packers
G Evan Mathis, Eagles

DE J.J. Watt, Texans
DE Mario Williams, Bills (No. 9)
DE Calais Campbell, Cardinals
DT Marcell Dareus, Bills
DT Kyle Williams, Bills
DT Dontari Poe, Chiefs
LB Justin Houston, Chiefs (No. 15)
LB C.J. Mosley, Ravens (No. 19)
LB Connor Barwin, Eagles
LB Tamba Hali, Chiefs
LB Lawrence Timmons, Steelers
CB Patrick Peterson, Cardinals (No. 7)
CB Aqib Talib, Broncos
CB Antonio Cromartie, Cardinals
CB Sam Shields, Packers
S Donte Whitner, Browns
S Glover Quin, Lions
S Antoine Bethea, 49ers

ST Justin Bethel, Cardinals
KR Devin Hester, Falcons
P Pat McAfee, Colts
K Cody Parkey, Eagles
LS L.P. Ladouceur, Cowboys

Team Irvin

Coach: Jason Garrett, Cowboys
Captain: DeMarco Murray, Cowboys
Captain: Joe Haden, Browns

QB Tony Romo, Cowboys (No. 2 overall pick)
QB Matthew Stafford, Lions
QB Matt Ryan, Falcons
RB DeMarco Murray, Cowboys
RB Mark Ingram, Saints
RB C.J. Anderson, Broncos
FB Marcel Reece, Raiders
WR Odell Beckham Jr., Giants (No. 4)
WR Golden Tate, Lions
WR Randall Cobb, Packers
WR Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos
TE Jimmy Graham, Saints (No. 12)
TE Jason Witten, Cowboys (No. 16)
T Tyron Smith, Cowboys (No. 6)
T Joe Thomas, Browns (No. 18)
T Trent Williams, Redskins
C Travis Frederick, Cowboys
C Nick Mangold, Jets
G Zack Martin, Cowboys
G Kyle Long, Bears
G Marshal Yanda, Ravens

DE Cameron Wake, Dolphins (No. 10)
DE Robert Quinn Rams (No. 20)
DE DeMarcus Ware, Broncos
DT Aaron Donald, Rams
DT Sheldon Richardson, Jets
DT Geno Atkins, Bengals
LB Luke Kuechly (No. 8)
LB Von Miller, Broncos (No. 14)
LB Clay Matthews, Packers
LB Elvis Dumervil, Ravens
LB D’Qwell Jackson, Colts
CB Joe Haden, Browns
CB Vontae Davis, Colts
CB Brent Grimes, Dolphins
CB Chris Harris, Broncos
S T.J. Ward, Broncos
S Eric Weddle, Chargers
S Mike Adams, Colts

ST Darrell Stuckey, Chargers
KR Darren Sproles, Eagles
P Kevin Huber, Bengals
K Adam Vinatieri, Colts
LS Jon Dorenbos, Eagles

Victoria’s Secret Angels Play Football

February 14 is right around the corner, and in this online-exclusive video, the Angels would like to remind you that it’s not Valentine’s Day without Victoria’s Secret. Plus, tune in to Super Bowl XLIX on February 1 to watch an all-new television commercial from Victoria’s Secret, after the fourth quarter 2-minute warning.

Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) Named NBA All-Star Game Halftime Entertainment

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2015 NBA All-Star will take place in New York City and Ariana Grande has been drafted as the official halftime entertainment. All-Star Weekend, which will be shared between the Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden on February 13-15. The Hawks’ Mike Budenholzer and the Warriors’ Steve Kerr will coach the Eastern and Western Conference All-Stars, respectively, while the starters for both teams will be announced tonight at 7PM ET on TNT.

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