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Dahntay Jones to Kobe:

I'M SORRY

for Injuring You!

5/21/2013 7:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Atlanta Hawks player Dahntay Jones says he feels REALLLY bad about injuring Kobe Bryant's ankle right before the NBA playoffs ... but he's adamant, he didn't do it on purpose!

Jones was at LAX yesterday when he told TMZ ... even though it's only been 2 months since the controversial play, he doesn't hold a grudge against people like Ice Cube -- who called him a dirty cheater days after the play. 

In case you forgot, Lakers fans were calling for Dahntay's head after Kobe landed on DJ's ankle during a jump shot on March 13 -- with people saying Dahntay put his foot in Kobe's jump zone with the intention of injuring the NBA star.

"I apologize once again," DJ told us ... "I wish you a speedy recovery, Kobe."

Forgive him yet?

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1.

Bob    

Whatever. Kobe's fans were quick to pardon him for what he did 10 years ago.

486 days ago
2.

frankie805    

Its funny how Ice Cube and all those people calling him dirty cheater werent saying the same when Kobe was kicking his leg out to get a foul and people were getting injured.

486 days ago
3.

Soda pop    

These suckers should join the armed forces and really become all stars for America!

486 days ago
4.

alwaysstayhigh    

ahh its alright guy it wasnt intentional its forgiven hahaha

486 days ago
5.

MC    

Watched the tape a few times and it looked like pro basketball, which gets very physical. It didn't look intentional at all.

Kobe will never grow up. I'm sure those extra marital affairs consisted of women attacking a helpless Kobe. He's never in the wrong.

486 days ago
6.

Jay-D    

39 percent of people obviously are laker fans or dont know anything about dirty plays... Wasnt even close to a dirty play

486 days ago
7.

A viewer    

Getting "hurt" is part of the salary. Kobe has hurt plenty of other players, too.

486 days ago
8.

Detective. LaToya    

F*Ck him and he did it on purpose! Liar.

486 days ago
9.

Sean    

F that nice play Jones, and Kobe RAPES woman #fact !

486 days ago
10.

soandso111    

Wasn't Kobe involved in Ricky Rubio's knee injury? Thought so.

482 days ago

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