After Kobe Bryant went down with an achilles injury against the Golden State Warriors last season, many thought that Kobe had suffered a serious injury.
One of the people who didn’t take Kobe’s injury seriously at first was Warriors head coach Mark Jackson who thought Bryant was faking his injury.
Jackson spoke with Yahoo Sports Marc Spears and this what he said about the matter:
“Even in the midst of going against him I’m in huddle I’m saying, ‘Don’t fall for the okeydoke. He’s all right. Don’t allow him to take over this game,’ not knowing that he was really hurt,” Jackson said. “That’s one regret I have. If had to do it again I would have called a timeout and allowed him to walk off the floor.”
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