Kobe Bryant not bothered by ankle

Updated: March 15, 2011, 8:56 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- After Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant rolled his left ankle Saturday against the Dallas Mavericks, he said it was the scariest sprain of his 15-year NBA career.

Two days later he was back on the court, playing 31 minutes in the Lakers' 97-84 win against the Orlando Magic.

How did he do it?

"The swelling went down 60-70 percent each day," Bryant said after recording 16 points, five rebounds and four assists in the win, the Lakers' 10th in 11 ...

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