Despite a nasty ankle injury, Kobe Bryant is absolutely determined to play in game 5.

“I should play,” Bryant said to reporters after Game 4. “It’s going to take a lot to stop me from playing. I’m concerned, as I am about any injury, but I’ve played through so many of them it kind of becomes old hat for me.”

The official report is Kobe has a “sprained left ankle.”

While there has been much speculation on the severity of it, Kobe is reported to be focused on playing in game 5.

According to Phil Jackson at Monday’s Practice, Kobe Bryant will play in Game 5 on Tuesday night despite not undergoing tests on it (X-Ray or MRI).

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/dodginglakes23/ DodgingL.Akes

    Thank God for Kobe………….

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/kb24pg16ra15/ Chase Nielsen

    just shows how tough he is…he is truly a champ and deserves a 3peat

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/spidermandane8/ Gerald Daniel F. Estrada

    can do it Kobe!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/kb24chitown/ Alex

    Beautiful game Kobe love the way you bounced back from the injury… Great all around play Lakers.. Keep it going!!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/papis/ papis

    we saw a “kobe with number 8″ yesterday ! Great win and keep goind !!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/evoelite/ Ernie

    WHAT CAN’T HE DO ? I BET HE CAN FLY, AND FLIES ALL OVER WHEN NOONES LOOKING, THEY SHOULD JUST CUT WILL SMITHS HEAD OUT OF HANCOCK AND PUT KOBES! HAAAAAAA!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/jannine01j/ jannine01j

    never underestimate the heart of the champs! Kobe

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/hot24/ hot24

    Such BIG Heart Kobe.Awesome! You’re simply the BEST! :-)

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/renz824/ R3NST3R

    Kobe u MONSTER!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/24kobelakersgurl/ Madina(:

    ILY KOBEE, You truly are and always were thee greatest player that any basketball related team or association has ever come across of, and thee only player that plays through any injury and never shows pain or weakness to thee opposition!(: KOBEE FOREVER,

  • ladytruth

    Praying for you Kobe & your injuries that you may be healed in Jesus name! Amen!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/lakerfan2000/ Akash

    Kobe you rock

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/lakerfan2000/ Akash

    Come on lakers you can beat dallas in dallas
    Dirk Nowitski is to good if he gets to the middle