Kobe Bryant Achilles Injury: Hollywood Reacts

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Teammates Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard look on as Kobe Bryant sustains an injury.

Snoop Lion, Lil Wayne, Spike Lee and Red Hot Chili Pepper's Flea all weighed in the injury on Twitter.

On Friday night, as the Los Angeles Lakers kept their playoff hopes alive by beating the Golden State Warriors, Kobe Bryant left the game after sustaining what later was described as a torn achilles tendon. 

The implications of the season-ending, and potentially career-altering, injury reverberated for fans in Los Angeles and elsewhere. 

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The 34-year-old Lakers All-Star, in his 17th season in the NBA, ruminated on the injury early Saturday morning. He wrote a lengthy venting Facebook note: "Maybe Father Time has defeated me. … Then again maybe not! It's 3:30am, my foot feels like dead weight, my head is spinning from the pain meds and I'm wide awake."

Naturally, the team's entertainment industry fans weighed in on Twitter.

Lil Wayne (who once recorded a track in tribute to Bryant), Snoop Lion, Chris Rock and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea posted their thoughts about the injury. Even Knicks fan Spike Lee tipped his hat to the L.A. sports icon: