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Kobe Bryant decided to give it a try Friday night when the Lakers took on the Indiana Pacers in spite of the sever sprain that he suffered earlier this week. He didn't last long. After about a period of play that was lackluster at best and saw Kobe go scoreless--only the 15th time in 17 seasons, he called it a night.
As it turns out that was okay. Dwight Howard turned it up a notch and led the team to a 99-93 win.
In a way, it was a shocker to see Kobe on the court. After the tumble that he took courtesy of Dahntay Jones's misplaced foot it would have made sense for him to sit. He is too valuable to the team's playoff run, and they need to have him back sooner rather than later.
Then again--this is Kobe we are talking about. If there is a game and he has a pulse he is going to do whatever it takes to get in. Although he might be better off sitting he wants to win so bad that it drives him to do things that most people could not conceivably do.
Like attempt to play basketball on a severely sprained ankle.
The win moves the Lakers a full game above Utah for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference. Houston also won and still has a game and a half lead for the no. 7 spot.
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The Los Angeles Lakers suffered a difficult defeat last night the Hawks, but more concerning is the loss of Kobe Bryant to injury. Bryant rolled his ankle and suffered a severe sprain on the final play of the game, as he came down awkwardly on his game-winning shot attempt. It appeared as if Dahntay Jones undercut him when he challenged the shot, causing Kobe to hurt himself. This...
The rays of optimism that rained down on the Los Angeles Lakers dried up pretty quickly.
Pau Gasol’s impending return has been placed hold for a moment after suffering a setback on Saturday during workouts at the team’s facility.
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Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant is one of the most durable players in the league today. He's managed to thrive under pain and injury and will do so again Friday night. After going down with a sprained left ankle which was labelled "severe", many believed Bryant would miss game time, at least a couple of games. The Black Mamba and the Lakers have other plans...
Kobe Bryant's availability for Friday night's game will be a game-time decision.
The Lakers' star has spent the past two days treating what he calls the worst sprained ankle of his career. He was injured after landing on the foot of Atlanta's Dahntay Jones in the closing seconds Wednesday night. NBA officials said Thursday a foul should have been called on the play...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- When Kobe Bryant couldn't be the tough guy on the court Friday night, he resorted to being an MVP coach.
After hobbling around on a severely sprained left ankle for 12 minutes, Bryant retreated to the bench, where he spent the rest of the night contesting calls, waving teammates into the right spots and even drawing something up on a clipboard for Dwight...
No one can question Kobe Bryant’s dedication to winning or at the very least showing up. Further hammering that in, earlier today, less than 48 hours removed from severely spraining his left ankle in a game against the Atlanta Hawks, the Lakers changed his status from “out indefinitely” to “game-time decision” — meaning Kobe could possibly play...
Kobe Bryant severely sprained his ankle during the final minutes of Lakers vs. Hawks. Bryant was injured attempting a game-tying jumper on the baseline. He was fading away from the basket as he shot the ball, and landed on the leg of Hawks guard Dahntay Jones.Following the game, not only did Kobe say the sprain was the worst he’s experienced since the 2000 Finals when Jalen Rose...
With the Los Angeles Lakers playing without Kobe Bryant for the first time since the 2009-10 season, they had no problem beating the Kings, while only playing seven players. The Lakers were in need of others to step up because of the ankle injury currently afflicting Bryant and Antawn Jamison and Steve Blake certainly stepped up when needed. Each of them had easily the best games...
Kobe makes a very valid point by being upset with Dahntay Jones, as undercutting jump shooters has been a huge problem in the NBA for years. Kobe mentioned in his postgame presser that he felt he Dahntay “Jalen Rose’d me,” and it is very true. Check out this article from the LA Times in which Jalen Rose admitted (ten years later) on a Grantland podcast that he intentionally...
Kobe Bryant suffered a severe sprain of his left ankle during the final seconds of the Lakers game against the Atlanta Hawks yesterday. In the final seconds, Bryant attempted a game-tying field goal and landed on the foot of the defender Dahntay Jones. But with Kobe fading away you have to wonder, how did he [...]
Kobe Bryant was silently fuming after the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Atlanta Hawks. With just under 10 seconds to go in the game, Kobe Bryant attempted a fadeaway [...]