Former NBA star Jalen Rose dropped a bomb on sports fans. During an interview with Grantland.com, Rose confessed he purposely injured Lakers star Kobe Bryant during the NBA Finals that took place in 2000.
Jalen Rose revealed the shocking confession after being prodded a little bit. He confessed he was getting a little bent out of shape when the Lakers were schooling the Indiana Pacers during Game 1. The sports analyst remarked the pressure became way too intense and he had to make a split second decision. jalen Rose acknowledged the decision he made created a moment in sports history never to be forgotten.
Rose told the site, “Kobe Bean Bryant goes up for a jump shot out on the right wing. I contest the jump shot. Kobe lands on my foot. He hobbles off and actually misses the next game. If it was up to me, he should’ve just missed the whole series. I would’ve had a championship ring and it would’ve been no harm, no foul.”
The producer of the show questioned if the rumors were true that he injured Kobe. When told not to lie to the people, Jalen Rose came out and said, “I think I did it on purpose. I can’t say it was an accident.”
As foul as Jalen was for intentionally injuring Kobe Bryant, he admits it didn’t work out for him in the end. the Lakers still wound up whooping the Pacers in the NBA Finals. How’s that for karma?
Check out the shocking Jalen Rose interview and the actual footage from the game below.