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Traumatizing Photos Emerge Of Kobe Bryant, Injured On Arguably Dirty Play

Terrible stuff.

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Unsurprisingly, Jones stuck by the play as legitimate defense.

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

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

Leg kick that makes contact with a defensive player is an offense foul. Period. The nba changed that rule 2 yrs ago. Stop it!

Leg kick that makes contact with a defensive player is an offense foul. Period. The nba changed that rule 2 yrs ago. Stop it!-- Dahntay

I have the utmost respect for @kobebryant I would never try to intentionally hurt him. Just wanted to contest the fadeaway #thatsall

I have the utmost respect for @kobebryant I would never try to intentionally hurt him. Just wanted to contest the fadeaway #thatsall-- Dahntay

While, even less surprisingly, Kobe came to a different conclusion.

#dangerousplay that should have been called. Period.

#dangerousplay that should have been called. Period.-- Kobe Bryant

And he said this in a postgame interview.

"I just can't get over the fact that I have to wait a year to get revenge ... You can't walk underneath players, that's dangerous for the shooter. He Jalen Rose'd me."

(Kobe being Kobe, he also added a later tweet about recuperating from the ankle sprain — which will keep him out indefinitely — in kind of a weird way.)

Compression. Ice. Django. Zero Dark Thirty. This is Forty and 1 hour of sleep. #countonwill #countonhaters. On to the next.

Compression. Ice. Django. Zero Dark Thirty. This is Forty and 1 hour of sleep. #countonwill #countonhaters. On to the next.-- Kobe Bryant

Kobe's wife Vanessa sent out this somewhat confusing shot of his swollen ankle after the game.

The story might have ended there — but the BuzzFeed Sports I-Team has uncovered further photos that prove Bryant's point beyond a doubt. These images truly have no place in the game of basketball — or anywhere in civilized society.

Words are almost inadequate, but a few come to mind. Harrowing. Abhorrent. Flamboyant Lil' Bo Peep.

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