Kobe Bryant on Crutches Joins LA Lakers Bench for Season-Ending Loss

The Los Angeles Lakers’ 2012-2013 basketball season was, let’s just say, less than great. It started with a coaching fiasco and ended with its star player Kobe Bryant sidelined in a cast. But that didn’t stop No. 24 from supporting his team in their final minutes on the hardwood court.

In the third quarter, Dwight Howard was removed from the game after his second technical foul against the San Antonio Spurs. Kobe decided to join his team on the bench and hobbled over on his crutches. The Staples Center rose to their feet, despite the season-ending loss that was moments away. Kobe remains positive on returning to the game next season.