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NBA: Kobe Bryant severely sprains ankle, calls play 'dangerous' (watch)

Published March 14, 2013 10:19 am

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A frustrating night for the Lakers culminated in Kobe Bryant severely injuring his ankle on what he called a "dangerous" play.

Kobe Bryant severely sprains ankle, calls play 'dangerous' (WATCH)

With time running down in regulation and Los Angeles trailing the Hawks 94-92, Bryant attempted and missed a fadeaway jumper that could have sent the game to overtime. On the way down from the apex of his jump, Bryant was bumped by Hawks forward Dahntay Jones — a move that is generally considered poor form by the unwritten rules of basketball. After the bump, Bryant landed awkwardly on his ankle.The Lakers called the injury a "severe ankle sprain," and said ...

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