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PBT Extra: Talking Kobe’s ankle, Lakers playoffs, and Memphis

Mar 14, 2013, 6:11 PM EDT

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If you’re talking NBA on Thursday you’re talking Kobe Bryant, his ankle and what it all could mean for the Lakers playoff chances. That’s where Kay Adams and I start our conversation. I think their chances of making the playoffs is still pretty good — not because the loss of Kobe doesn’t hurt them (their offense falls off a cliff without him) but because the Jazz have been so terrible lately.

As for the question of Dahntay Jones, I don’t think this was intentional, but the league needs to start being consistent about the calls on allowing jump shooters room to land. Kobe’s situation brings this to the forefront, but the issue has been ongoing and the league needs to either enforce the rule or stop issuing a “we’re sorry” statement after the fact.

The Lakers will enter the playoffs with no margin for error. The Memphis Grizzlies will enter the playoffs as a team nobody really wants to face.

  1. bifford - Mar 14, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Lakers lakers lakers. God, people would have you believe the earth revolves around this crappy lottery team.

  2. hannsta - Mar 14, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Or your talking about teams that are actually playing on thursday. Or teams that are championship contenders.

  3. mungman69 - Mar 14, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    They NEVER call that foul.

  4. BigBeachBall - Mar 14, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    do you think dumbtah jones will be safe during the next atl vs LA meeting next year?

  5. davidly - Mar 15, 2013 at 4:35 AM

    I think you might be underestimating the damage a Howard/Nash combo might be able to do. I’m not saying they are better without Bryant, just that they could use a chance to showcase their natural talents a bit more consistently.
    BUT NOT TONIGHT!

  6. mcsuave - Mar 15, 2013 at 8:27 AM

    Dwight needs to tell Kobe to suck it up and play through it. (sounds familiar?) :-)

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