The NBA has announced that a foul should have been called on the Hawks’ Dahntay Jones when he contested a shot that resulted in Kobe Bryant injuring his ankle Wednesday night.
With 3.9 seconds remaining in the Atlanta Hawks’ 96-92 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on March 13, the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant attempted a jump shot over the Hawks’ Dahntay Jones. After review at the league office, video replay confirmed that referees missed a foul call on Jones as he challenged Bryant’s shot and did not give him the opportunity to land cleanly back on the floor. Bryant should have been granted two free throws.
Bryant, who is out indefinitely after severely spraining his ankle, criticized Jones for putting him in danger and game officials for not calling a foul via Twitter Thursday.
Jones disagreed with Bryant’s accusations and offered explanations via Twitter.
Tape doesn't lie. Ankle was turned on the floor after the leg kick out that knocked him off balance. I would never try to hurt the man—
Dahntay (@dahntay1) March 14, 2013