Jalen Rose cost Kobe Bryant a Finals game

September, 18, 2012
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
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I remember it like it was yesterday. Indianapolis, 2000, and the Lakers' training staff covered the window to a training room with paper -- no small amount of work, it was a big window -- to keep reporters from seeing where Kobe Bryant was receiving treatment. Bryant was in there with a bad ankle sprain, and nobody knew if he'd play or not. A title hung in the balance.

Bryant did miss a game, but returned to play brilliantly in the series, and the Lakers won rings.

But how did that injury occur? Jalen Rose tells Grantland's David Jacoby it was no accident.

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