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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...
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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...
Kobe Bryant is out indefinitely after spraining his ankle in the final seconds of the Lakers' loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
ATLANTA Kobe Bryant limped out of Philips Arena Wednesday night, a severely sprained ankle and revenge fresh on his mind.
With the final seconds ticking off the clock of the Los Angeles Lakers' most recent loss, Bryant attempted a potential game-tying jumper, with Atlanta Hawks defender Dahntay Jones crowding his shooting space as the shot caromed off the rim. But the focus...
The Lakers' push for the playoffs might be without Kobe Bryant for a while.
The Los Angeles star severely sprained his left ankle Wednesday night after missing a game-tying shot in the closing seconds of a loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
Lakers spokesman John Black said Bryant is out indefinitely, just as a team that underachieved much of the season is playing its best basketball...
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...
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...
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 [...]