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Video: Jalen Rose tells of the time he sprained Kobe’s ankle. And Karma.

Kobe Bryant Jalen Rose

Instant Karma’s gonna get you
Gonna knock you off your feet
—John Lennon

This is the kind of thing Grantland does so well, getting guys to tell fantastic stories that they might not have been comfortable doing before. Of having fun with sports that get taken too seriously.

Things like getting Jalen Rose to admit he slid his foot under Kobe Bryant during a 2000 NBA finals game and sprained his ankle. On purpose. And he recounts the 81 reasons that came back to bite him as a member of the Toronto Raptors.

Great story.