Kobe Bryant out indefinitely; suffers severely sprained ankle [Video]

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Not only did the Lakers lose to the Hawks in Atlanta on Wednesday night, but they may be without the services of Kobe Bryant for a while too. Bryant severely sprained his left ankle in the final minute 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 the 2000 finals. He said he “Jalen Rose’d me.” He also said he can’t believe he has to wait a year to get revenge.  Kobe posted his thoughts about the play on Twitter:


Dahntay then added his thoughts




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

photo via LA Times