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“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.

  • http://twitter.com/Meerca16 Sameera Ahmad

    That is NOT good…especially since it was deleted later.

    • ilikebasketball

      deleting that means he didn’t really have enough info to justify tweeting that. if anything it means his info is more wrong than right.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SCVYDWRVGKUAL67XH365KSCSEA Real

    ohhhh…fuck no

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SCVYDWRVGKUAL67XH365KSCSEA Real

    ohhhh…fuck no

  • laffsatu

    now if they could get rid of fisher,they`ll have a fighters chance……….

  • laffsatu

    now if they could get rid of fisher,they`ll have a fighters chance……….

  • kileer7

    That was an irresponsible tweet by Broussard.

  • Lebron is scared

    How stubborn can Kobe be? The injury could be serious and may end his career if he continues to play. I understand his “warrior mentality” but at least get it checked.

  • Lebron is scared

    How stubborn can Kobe be? The injury could be serious and may end his career if he continues to play. I understand his “warrior mentality” but at least get it checked.

  • ICE CREAM MAN

    Just Great……See what happens when they dick around, needing games to lose so they can “humble” themselves!!! Now they lose the most important chess piece Los Angeles has. Stupid melo attitude this team has with the exception of Kobe. If we lose the chance to 3peat, I blame it all on the coach. If he knew that fish can’t guard a faster guard then bench his ass and put a faster guard on him. If he knew that Kobe was just jacking up shots crazy like then bench his ass and put another player in. If he knew that the other team was going to run pick n rolls then prepare for it instead of making those dummies read books. If luke sucks then dissown his ass and give Trey Johnson a chance or something. THIS SUCKS…

    • Dre

      Oh so Now you mad at Kobe? If we had a REAL POINT GUARD he wouldnt have to guard CP3. also Kobe made a Great pass to Pau that would have gotten us down by two kuz Hornets missed the next shot and we came back down and got the 3 point play which would have gave us the lead.

      Dont be mad now little bitch Kobe injured and he not playing aint that what you wanted? for him not to play? I hate you fake ass fans

      • ICE CREAM MAN

        Get a grib and use a period, comma or something. Anyways, I don’t give a damn what’s the name behind the jersey, it’s the name in the front that counts for me. Kobe is not tied for championships with the celtics, it’s the Lakers. They don’t chant…”Beat Kobe, Beat Kobe” It’s “Beat L.A.”

        I understand that at times everyone in a Laker uniform goes into a shell and does not want to shoot and it’s left to Kobe to bail all us out But at times with 16sec left on the clock Kobe will jack up a 3 pointer from half court. What the hell is that?

        I give blame uniformly. I do not dicriminate. And also I give blame to fans that support players blindly like yourself and Vic the brick! Remember the Larkers are in it to win a championship not for only one player to win an extra one. Since i’m talking about fans…I also blame those stupid fans that sit down stairs and text all day. They just want to be seen and not heard.

  • Anonymous

    If kobe is gone you can kiss the 3peat goodbye

  • ilikebasketball

    we can still win without Kobe. I believe that completely and sincerely.

  • ilikebasketball

    we can still win without Kobe. I believe that completely and sincerely.

  • Luke Sucks

    Last time I checked there are 11 other players on the playoff roster. The Lakers can’t rely strictly on Kobe. When is Gasol and Fisher going to show up? Time to win or go home!

  • LakersWhore

    I am wondering if all of this is playing mind games with NO?
    Kon
    Be should have been ok since he played after the injury. We will find out soon.

  • LakerFansCantPlayBall

    lol what a drama queen

  • lakerd2423

    ohh what celtics fans go back fucking bullshity team or whatever your team is don’t be hatin’ assholes these days!

  • Touch Me

    Lakernation I have warned you all about this New Orleans team and now look if we lose tonight we are facing elimination thurs in New Orleans. Before this series started everyone said Lakers sweep maybe in 5 and none of have thought New Orleans might win the series. Now look what we got to deal with an injured Kobe, a soft Gasol, and a slow pg named fisher. NOH have proven thy can win in LA. Lakernation fans accept the discipline the Hornets have given us and let it humble you. Its time to panic and stayed glued to the tv set.