Twisted ankles are a part of the NBA game. Huge athletes are running and jumping on a hardwood floor competing against one another at the highest level in the world. So it stands to reason guys will twist an ankle on occasion. But ESPN’s Jalen Rose sent a tweet out last night that appeared to blame Kemba Walker for Deron Williams latest ankle setback.
For this unfamiliar, earlier this year Jalen Rose admitted to purposely sticking his foot out when Kobe Bryant tweaked his ankle during the 2000 NBA Finals. Now here’s Jalen’s tweet:
Kemba know he "Jalen Rose'd" (in Kobe voice) D-Will 2night. #NBA
— JALEN ROSE (@JalenRose) November 21, 2013
But if you look at the below gif and video, it doesn’t seem like Kemba stuck out the leg in a malicious fashion.
Aside from the rabble-rouser, Rose, there are some who could rightfully be called out for this sort of devious defense (ahem), but we doubt Kemba did so intentionally. Regardless, Walker scored a season-high 31 points in Charlotte’s 95-91 win over Brooklyn. The Bobcats are now 6-6 (temper that enthusiasm for a second, though, since they started 7-5 last year) with Brooklyn falling to 3-8 on the season, matching the Knicks’ abysmal start.
According to Nets coach Jason Kidd, D-Will’s return date is in the air: “We don’t know how long he’s going to be out but, hopefully it’s a speedy recovery.” So, yeah, things look worse and worse for New York City basketball fans.
Do you think Kemba intentionally stuck his leg out?
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