After a miserable start to the season, the Los Angeles Lakers had finally started to build some momentum, winning 6 of its last 7 games and pulling into 8th place in the Western Conference standings.
However, in the 4th quarter of the Lakers' 96t-92 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night, Kobe Bryant suffered a severe ankle sprain, and according to Yahoo's Ball Don't Lie Blog, will be out indefinitely.
Bryant took the ball from Lakers point guard Steve Nash and drove right against defender Dahntay Jones, whom the Hawks recently picked up from the Dallas Mavericks.
Bryant rose and faded toward the baseline to attempt a game-tying
18-foot jumper with less than six seconds left on the clock. The jumper
went long and was rebounded by Korver, but before it even hit the rim,
Bryant had come down and landed awkwardly with his left foot on top of
It goes without saying, but we'll say it anyway — any extended absence
for Bryant, who leads the...