Originally written on Jocks and Stiletto Jill  |  Last updated 3/14/13

Not only did the Lakers lose to the Hawks in Atlanta on Wednesday night. They may be without the services of Kobe Bryant for awhile too. Bryant severely sprained his left ankle in the final minuted of the match up. Mamba landed on Dahntay Jones’ foot after missing a shot in the final seconds of the 96-92 loss. Bryant left the game after the Lakers committed a foul. He did not return. X-rays were negative. The Black Mamba said it was the worst sprain he’s experienced since Kobe posted his thoughts about the play on Twitter: #dangerousplay that should have been called. Period. — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) March 14, 2013   Fortunately for the Lakers, the Jazz was blown out by the Thunder tonight so the Lakers will maintain their eighth seed. But clearly, the thought of being without Kobe for any period of time is scary. Time for Dwight to embrace his villian and take over the team until Kobe returns.   video via Slam

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