Lakers News: NBA Says Foul Should Have Been Called on Dahntay Jones

After a morning full of “did he” or “didn’t he”, the NBA released a statement today saying that Dahntay Jones should’ve been called for a foul when he injured Kobe Bryant. Bryant and Jones went back and forth on Twitter, while sportswriters and Lakers fan everywhere argued about the call.

In a statement today, the NBA said this via Mike Bresnahan of the L.A. Times,

 

 

Bryant has maintainted that even though Jones didn’t make a dirty play, he compared it to what Jalen Rose did in the 2000 Finals.

Although the statement isn’t a consolation prize to Lakers fans, hopefully the NBA will do a better job “protecting shooters”, like Kobe said. Bryant is out indefinitely, but is working like crazy to get back on the court.

The Lakers are back in action tomorrow against the Pacers as they finish a quick three game road-trip.

————————————————————————————————————————————

VIDEO: Kobe Sprains Ankle After Careless Defensive Play By Dahntay Jones – Dirty Play? You Decide. You Could Win A New Era Cap!

You May Also Like

Lakers News: Jason Kidd Calls Anthony Davis ‘One Of The Best Players In The World’

There hasn’t been a single game played yet for the 2019-20 NBA season but even still, the new-look Los Angeles Lakers…

Lakers News: Dwight Howard ‘Appreciates’ Kobe Bryant’s Comments About Second Stint

After losing DeMarcus Cousins for the 2019-20 NBA season due to a torn ACL, the Los Angeles quickly pivoted and…

Before and After Retirement Magic Johnson Still Larger Than Life

Today marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most infamous days…

Lakers News: Phil Jackson Was Willing To Help Los Angeles Lakers

[new_royalslider id=”248″] The recently acquired president of the New York Knicks, Phil…