Kobe Bryant refuses MRI exam, says he'll play Tuesday
"He says he'll play," Jackson said.
The Lakers want Bryant to have an MRI exam and an X-ray on his sprained left ankle, but he's refusing to have either.
Bryant was injured in the final minutes of Sunday's Game 4 loss in New Orleans when he landed awkwardly on his left ankle while defending Willie Green.
Bryant did not speak to the media Monday.
The Western Conference first-round series is tied at 2-2.
Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant hobbles on the court after injuring his left ankle in Game 4 on Sunday night in New Orleans. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times