Kobe is out indefinitely with what he later called his worst ankle sprain of his career.
The injury (x-rays were negative) happened when Kobe went for his signature baseline fadeaway to potentially tie the game in the closing seconds of tonight's Hawks game but as he came down his left foot landed on Dahntay Jones' right foot causing Kobe's ankle to squeamishly turn. Kobe accused Jones of intentionally leaving his foot there.
Adding insult to injury, Kobe missed the shot and the Lakers lost the game, 92-96 snapping their four-game winning streak.
If Kobe's allegation is true, Jones will not only have to worry about Kobe's death stare but his name will be on every Laker fan's #2 list. His dirty move can cost the Lakers their season as team captain's return date is uncertain.
The Lakers currently hold the 8th spot in the WC but Utah is just one game back and with Black Mamba down their chances of passing the Lakers has just gotten much, much better.
Source: Yahoo! Sports