I wish this was a movie because Kobe is mad, and he’s looking for blood. It’s like a scene straight out of Blackhawk down in Laker land; the problem is I don’t think the Lakers are anything like the trained soldiers portrayed in the movie. With Kobe down are the Lakers good enough to get to the playoffs? I hope so because I have a feeling the Lakers could almost go all the way. This team is finally clicking, I mean sure it may just have been against Orlando but Dwight Howard was all in that game. He scored an amazing season-high 39 points, had 16 rebounds and was sent to the free-throw line 39 times by his former team. The Lakers are starting to become a threat and they better not be under estimated in the playoffs or they may just blow passed you.
Now onto the matter of the injury that happened against the dirty birds in the NBA, the Atlanta Hawks, ironic how the city is the same as the NFLs dirty birds, interesting.
Kobe Bryant said Dahntay Jones’s dangerous defense left him with a sprained left ankle, and the N.B.A. agreed. Bryant received several hours of treatment Thursday on what he called the worst sprained ankle of his 17 seasons in the N.B.A. He hoped to play Friday at Indiana. The Lakers offered no update on his condition after saying Wednesday night that Bryant was out indefinitely. The N.B.A. acknowledged that Jones should have been called for a foul on the play that left Bryant crumpled on the court in Atlanta on Wednesday. Bryant, the fifth-leading scorer in N.B.A. history, was hurt when he landed on Jones’s foot with four seconds left after attempting a potential tying jumper in the Lakers’ 96-92 loss to the Hawks. Bryant rolled on the ground and eventually left the court, furious that Jones had slid beneath him while he was airborne. He posted a message on Twitter on Thursday that included the hashtag “cleanupthegame.” The N.B.A. said video confirmed that Bryant was fouled.
A statement on the league’s Web site said that the “referees missed a foul call on Jones as he challenged Bryant’s shot and did not give him the opportunity to land cleanly back on the floor.”
“Bryant should have been granted two free throws,” the statement added.
In an interview with Time Warner Cable Sportsnet following the game, Bryant said, “First and foremost, I think officials really need to protect shooters. You can contest shots, but you can’t walk underneath players, that’s dangerous for the shooter… He Jalen Rosed me. “
“You just can’t go underneath shooters man, that’s a dangerous play.” he continued to say.
when asked what does it mean to protect shooters?
“I’m always conscious of it. When I go to contest shots I’m always very conscious about making sure I don’t walk underneath them. It’s just a very, very dangerous play. Especially if I’m fading away, there’s no rhyme or reason why I should come down anywhere near somebody’s foot. “
Kobe ended his interview by saying, “I don’t know, I can’t get my mind past the fact that I gotta wait a year to get revenge.”
Better start fearing the wrath of the Black Mamba.