Lakers Basketblog: After the game, Lakers head coach Phil Jackson simply said that Bryant “sprained his ankle” and will be looked at in the morning. No. 24 and the team will stay in New York City for the evening, and Bryant and L.A.’s training staff will re-evaluate the ankle on Saturday morning.

In the meantime, Bryant’s listed as day-to-day heading into Sunday afternoon’s contest in Atlanta. We’ll have an update for you when one’s made available on Saturday.

UPDATE #1:  He is out there for the second half and moving around normally. Despite the scare, he’ll be alright. We’ll keep you updated on any news regarding what the injury is.

Kobe Bryant got his leg caught up in another players as he was falling to the ground. Kobe remained on the ground in a bit of pain before walking off to the locker room.

Although there was no major noticable gimp as he walked off into the locker room, it is a big concern, anytime obviously, for anyone else on this team to get injured. I feel he’ll be good to go – he is a tough S.O.B. – but we’ll keep an eye on it.

  • kobe-wan kenobi

    season over if he goes down
    this team is useless wout kobe

  • http://www.visionofthefans.com Chris Manning

    He’ll be alright. More of a tweak than anything else. Kobe is tough, dude will play through dislocations if he has too…

  • http://daniwao.com Dan Iwao

    i hate new jersey!

  • phoebus 7

    if they let farmar run the second units, they not gonna win this year….. he is not passing to the sha sha . Sha sha does not passing to the farmar either………..

  • butteryazz

    devin harris tripped him up on purpose, if you look at the replay, harris tightened his legs around kobe’s ankle. little bastard

  • domz

    it was the ankle which was sprained not the leg. right? Kobe played anyway and he looks fine.

  • LakersFirst

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    Kobe-only fan.

  • Mitch4Pres

    u kno he’ll play thru it. they should rest him in the game against charlotte tho cuz we’re gonna lose that one regardless

  • kb24

    @mitch4pres you are crazy a if lakers would lose to charlotte there gonna go 7-0 on this road trip u dont no anything

  • ilikebasketball

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    we always have trouble with charlotte. why not the bucks.

  • dEDGE

    Kobe is a warrior. An ankle sprain to him is like a hangnail. He’ll suit up. Hey, wanna know why Lebron isn’t going to Jersey to be with his buddy Jay-Z? Check this out…


  • Erick

    im not worryed.
    Hes not a pu*ssy like Bynum i fcking hate bynum!!!!!!

  • Lakers 24 7

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    I have a feeling Lakers will leave Charlotte with a close victory.

  • Paul

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    Forreal dough! He’s been playing through a finger injury for almost or more than a year now that requires surgery D:

  • morninwood

    kobes a warrior, he lives for battle wounds. he aint no pu$$y pierce

  • http://www.keyshop.org Makaveli3

    Yeah Lakers got this. Kobe is going to be okay. I noticed he was okay when he was able to walk to the locker room with no problem. Thank god he is okay.



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    Yeah, that’s exactly what I thought also!
    …It seemed like that little punked fly-on-the-wall Devin “not me” Harris attempted to get away with inconspicuous damage on the Kobester, as he (Harris) fell backwards.