“I should play,” Bryant said to reporters after Game 4. “It’s going to take a lot to stop me from playing.
“I’m concerned, as I am about any injury, but I’ve played through so many of them it kind of becomes old hat for me.”
According to some speculation, it looks like the reason Kobe Bryant is refusing an MRI from the team is because he may know the results will come back positive, and the Lakers will not clear him to play.
Although it has been reported as a sprained left ankle, all reports on the severity are purely speculation.
Also, its important to remember that Kobe privately arranged surgery for his right knee last summer. So refusing an MRI from the Lakers is not as unusual as it seems.
According to Phil Jackson at Monday’s Practice, Kobe Bryant will play in Game 5 on Tuesday night.
Kobe was not available for media at Monday’s practice.