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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Dahntay Jones
Kobe Bryant played 12 minutes Friday at Indiana, missed all four shots and then went to the bench for good.
Kobe Bryant will warm up Friday night before the Lakers make any decision about playing their injured star.
Lakers star Kobe Bryant is expected to start Friday night against Indiana just two nights after sustaining a severely sprained left ankle in Atlanta.
Kobe Bryant has had plenty of calls go his way during 17 seasons in the NBA, so it would be easy to dismiss his complaints in the ongoing debate about how he sprained his ankle.
Kobe Bryant says Dahntay Jones' dangerous defense left him with a sprained left ankle, and the NBA agreed.
Bryant tweeted Thursday that his ankle was "still very swollen. Treatment all day." The Lakers had the day off Thursday in Indianapolis, the final stop on their three-game road trip.
The NBA says officials missed a foul call when Kobe Bryant was injured in a game against Atlanta.
The Lakers' push for the playoffs might be without Kobe Bryant for a while.
Los Angeles star Kobe Bryant severely sprained his left ankle after missing a game-tying shot in the closing seconds of a loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
There was no secret about the Dallas Mavericks' plans going into free agency and their heavy pursuit of Deron Williams.
Displaying the positive attitude that energized the Indiana players and fans, interim coach Frank Vogel explained why he believes he should be the next head coach.
"I don't think this will be anything serious going forward," Jones said. "It will blow over after a little bit."
"I'm not saying it should have happened," Jones said after the latest run-in. "But these things happen in basketball. Unfortunately, there's no exact science to contesting jump shots, exact space and specificities. I just tried to get as close to him as I could to try to contest the jump shot. That is all."