Originally written on Beyond The Buzzer  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Dahntay Jones, who initially appeared on First Take, called into ESPN on Thursday afternoon to explain his side of the final play in the Hawks/Lakers game that resulted in a “severe” ankle sprain for Kobe Bryant. In reacting to Bryant’s claim that the Hawks guard cut under him intentionally, Jones denied such accusations and said he was “just trying to contest a shot.” According to Dahntay Jones on ESPN: I reacted to his fadeaway and my job as a defender is to get as close as possible so that they have to see you. When he fades away, I’m not supposed to just give up and let him have the shot that he wants. So, I just tried to get closer and not give up on the play and let him know that I was still there. Now, coming up under him, there’s a fine line between that, I didn’t maliciously try to come up under his foot. I think his leg kicked out and it made contact with me and made him land awkwardly. Right after the game, I went to check the videos because I felt bad…I didn’t [feel his ...
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