Bryant Calls Out Jones’ ‘Dangerous Play’
Kobe Bryant questioned the defense of Dahntay Jones, which left the Lakers star with severely sprained left ankle, in the closing seconds of the Hawks’ 96-92 victory Wednesday night. According to team officials, Bryant is out indefinitely.
Jones was guarding Bryant when he missed a potential game-tying baseline jump shot with 2.6 seconds remaining. Bryant turned his ankle when he landed and stayed down on the court for several minutes. He was eventually helped to the locker room
“I think officials really need to protect shooters,” Bryant told reporters following the game. “You can contest shots, but you can’t walk underneath players, that’s dangerous for the shooter.”
Bryant later turned to Twitter to express his concern that he was undercut by Jones: “#dangerousplaythat should have been called. Period.”