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Kobe Bryant Tells An Injured John Wall To 'Buy Nikes'

UPDATE: Video after the jump, via our good friends at CSN Washington.

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So John Wall will miss his eighth game of the season when the Wizards play the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. He's had a number of random ailments, ranging from a left foot sprain, a knee injury, ankle injuries and the like. What's the one common denominator, besides the Wizards' notoriously shaky medical/training staff?

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Leave it to Kobe Bryant to channel Mars Blackmon and state the answer. Via Michael Lee of the Washington Post:

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Kobe Bryant on what advice he'd give John Wall, who will miss his 8th game of the season because of injury 2night vs. LAL: "Buy Nikes."less than a minute ago via web

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Wall, of course, has a deal with Reebok, which has designed these questionable signature Zigtech shoes for them. The shoes are advertised as being "the energy drink for your feet," but they've been pretty much the complete opposite for Wall this year. Maybe Kobe's right. Maybe it is all about the shoes.

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Hell, if I'm Wall, I do anything to try to figure out a way to shed the injury-prone label and actually get on the court, even if it means joining the dark side and shedding the whole "shoe pioneer" thing.

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