Thursday , Sep , 20 , 2012 Andrew Flint

Rose Admits To Trying To Injure Kobe Bryant

Rose admits he tried to injure Kobe Bryant. Hear the confession.

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: I honestly didn’t see this confession coming.

On ESPN Grantland radio Jalen Rose came clean this week about some dirty play between himself and Kobe Bryant. The incident took place in the 2000 NBA Finals where Jalen admits he purposely slid his foot underneath Kobe while he went up for a jumpshot, hoping the Black Mamba would land on it and possibly twist or break his ankle.

The actual result was Kobe did land on Jalen’s foot and he twisted his ankle, hobbled off the court, and was forced to miss the next game.The Pacers won the game in question 100-91, but of course eventually lose the series to the Lakers. 

Jalen stated,

“NBA Finals, 2000. Kobe. Bean. Bryant. Goes up for a jump shot on the right wing, I contest the jump shot, Kobe lands on my foot. He hobbles off, and he actually misses the next game. Now, if it was up to me? If it was up to me? He should’ve just missed the whole series. I would have had a championship ring, and it’d be no harm, no foul.”

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