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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the discussions says the NBA has informed the Minnesota Timberwolves that the referee crew erred on Wednesday night in not calling a foul on Lakers guard Kobe Bryant on the final play of the game.
The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement has not been made, said the league contacted the Timberwolves on Thursday to inform them they reviewed the play.
The league said Bryant should have been called for a foul for hitting Wolves guard Ricky Rubio on the right wrist just as he released a potential game-tying 3-point shot. No foul was called, and the Lakers held on for a 120-117 victory.
Bryant scoffed after the game when asked about and said "you don't call that."
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MILWAUKEE -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has a bone spur in his left foot and will be examined further in Sacramento on Friday.
The team announced Bryant's injury after the Lakers' locker room had cleared out following their 113-103 loss to the Bucks on Thursday night.
Bryant spent a large amount of time in the trainers' room of the BMO Harris Bradley Center...
Kobe Bryant has a bone spur in his left foot.
Following Los Angeles' 113-103 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night, the Lakers revealed the injury. He left the arena using one crutch, but appeared to be walking without pain.
Bryant led the Lakers with 30 points, leaving him four points behind Wilt Chamberlain for fourth place on the NBA's career list. Bryant played...
It was yet another nail in the proverbial coffin for the Lakers last night, as they lost yet again to the Milwaukee Bucks and Kobe Bryant left the arena with another injury, an apparent bone spur in his foot that flared up. He was spotted on one crutch Tiny Tim style. If the Lakers make the playoffs, Kobe will have to declare, “God bless us, everyone!”
For fantasy owners, this...
SACRAMENTO -- The Lakers will probably have one or both of their aging backcourt starters ready to play Saturday against Sacramento.
The Lakers said Friday that Kobe Bryant was probable for the game after receiving treatment on his foot and ankle. He sat out two games recently because of a severely sprained left ankle and was bothered Thursday by a bone spur in his left foot.
Before opting for one crutch to bring Kobe Bryant out of the Bradley Center on Thursday, the Lakers briefly considered using a wheelchair.
As the Lakers watch their lead on the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference shrink, the team is also faced with more injury issues. I know, shocking, right? Both Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash are hobbled right now by pain.According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles, Bryant is dealing with bone spurs in his foot and Nash is battling hip spasms. The bone spurs have...
So, Nike has introduced some new superhero shoes for Lebron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant. Superhero shoes? Yeah, basically Nike had to release some new shoes for the NBA playoffs, and came up with a superhero theme. Officially, this is the Elite Series 2.0 line and, truth be told, they are pretty sweet.
There's a little bit of a sticking point, though: They violate the...
So the “Zen Master” has finally made his way to Twitter. I wonder if Kobe Bryant had a hand in this.
NBA coaching legend, Phil Jackson, has decided to take his talents to Twitter. It didn’t take long before his follower count reached 112,000 and to receive the blue check of approval, following one simple but complex tweet.
11 champ;ipnsikp[ ringhs
— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11...
The Lakers finally won a game after a 3-game slide which marked the return of Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant to the court. The Lakers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday night 120-117. The Twolves mounted a comeback in the fourth quarter with Ricky Rubio having a chance to tie the game with clock running out.
Kobe Bryant hit Rubio on the arm altering the shot… game over. Check...
Down 120-117 to the Lakers after a Kobe Bryant free throw miss with 3.4 seconds remaining in the game, Ricky Rubio grabbed the rebound and dribbled into a desperation 3-point attempt to tie the game. Kobe attempted to contest the shot and appeared to have made contact with Rubio’s arm. The refs did not call a foul which caused an enraged Ricky Rubio to argue the call to no avail...
Stars get the calls, apparently even on the road.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Los Angeles Lakers’ push for the playoffs just got a whole lot tougher.
Lakers forward Metta World Peace, the team’s best perimeter defender, is scheduled to have surgery on Thursday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. He’ll miss a minimum of six weeks, the team announced Wednesday.
That means that even if the Lakers get into the playoffs — they’re...