It was clearly a foul.
Only an ignorant Hater with his head up his ass would argue otherwise.
Kobe should have been given free throws with a chance to force overtime.
Jones, based on his past history should be suspended and face the resulting fine.
The officials should be reprimanded for failing to call the most basic of NBA fouls, protecting the shooter.
Whether this loss will effect the Lakers Playoff hopes remains to be seen.
After looking at the schedule I'm more optimistic then I was last night. Kobe could miss the next four games and the Lakers could conceivably go 3-1. They have Indiana tomorrow night which is a loss in my opinion. Then they get Sacramento and Phoinex on Sunday/Monday. Phoinex worries me because it's a road game on the second night of a back to back, but I still think they can win if they center the offense around Dwight. Then they don't play again till Friday against the Wizards in a game where Pau is likely to be back on the floor. After that it's Golden State on the 25 where Kobe would have 12 days of rest to get the swelling down. I really could see this scenario, and going 3-1 in that stretch should put some more distance between L.A. and Utah with the Jazz having Memphis, New York, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and Philadelphia over that same 12 day stretch....