For a team like the Los Angeles Lakers, the last thing they need to be dealing with at this point in the regular season is an injury to one of their key players–especially if it’s Kobe Bryant.
Unfortunately, Bryant will be out indefinitely with a sprained ankle he suffered during Wednesday’s loss to the Atlanta Hawks. The injury took place when Bryant went up for a baseline jumper to tie the game with just a few seconds left that would have sent the game into overtime and to make things even worse–the future Hall of Famer is criticizing the officials for not calling a foul.
Come on, Kobe–there’s no reason to blame the refs in this one considering how often you take off-balance shots. There’s always going to be a risk when you take these kind of shots and even the replay shows there was no foul on the play–so to blame the officials is completely uncalled for.
As for Los Angeles in the playoff hunt, this was the last thing they needed to be dealing with as they currently hold a 1/2 game lead for the final spot in the Western Conference. Every win from here on out is going to be extremely important from here on out and the Lakers want to do everything in their power to avoid being one of the biggest disappointments in NBA history after all of the players they added during the offseason.
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