Kobe Bryant in 2014 Credit: Keith Allison / via Wikimedia Commons

The Achilles injury in 2013 was the most vulnerable moment in the career of Kobe Bryant, per former Lakers assistant coach Tom Bialaszewski.

Bialaszewski, who worked for the Lakers from 2012 to 2016 as a video coordinator, dropped the details of this tense moment.

“I remember my heart sank. That’s terrible, obviously… We were peaking at the right time. But then, to go into the training room after the game and just see him laying in the training room with his girls, his wife… just despondent and probably didn’t know whether it was the end of his career. Like that was the first time I’ve ever seen him vulnerable,” Bialaszewski told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Bryant and his daughter Gianna died in a helicopter crash on January 26.