Vanessa Bryant, wife of recently injured Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, posted a picture of what sort of looks like Kobe Bryant's swollen ankle on Instagram. This sparked immediate mass confusion in the SB Nation newsroom for reasons no one may ever fully understand. The actual dialogue with slight editing follows.
Bill H: had to throw the "snuff film" filter on that ankle snap, eh?
Martin R: 8mm style
Bill H: i can barely even understand what i'm looking at
Jason K: looks swollen to me
Ryan H: it's super swollen. See?
Chris M: oh!
Bill H: lol
Jason K: just checked and my ankle doesnt look like that
Chris M: it doesnt look abnormal to me, but im no doctor! i have big bones
Spencer H: It's the Loch Ness Monster of injuries
Bill H: i have no idea what a thin man's ankle is meant to look like
Chris M: OHHHHHHH. the ANKLE! (i understand what an ankle is. im saying it doesnt look abnormal to me.)
Spencer H: Post it first without that, note that it's vague and then use the "helpful: illustration. Like, "Oh, now it's totally clear!" <--isn't clear at all.
Jason K: yall got some f****d-up ankles
Mike P: i suppose i can get it, not sure what spencer means by those instructions on how to write it though
Spencer H: point out that it is a vague weird photo that sort of resembles a swollen ankle maybe. then add a totally useless circle that makes it like 1% more clear. because we are overanalyzing this because he is a celebrity athlete and someone took a fuzzy photo of his ankle.
Bill H.: #jokes
Mike P: uh ok, i'll try my best, i'm not usually the best at
Spencer H: I'll do it
Mike P: i'll do it
Sharp: i can do it!
Bill H.: LET'S ALL DO IT
Spencer H: Nah, I got it.
Bill H.: SIX POSTS GO
Mike P: hah ok
Ryan H: ha
Chris M: lets just post this entire conversation about the update as the update
Bill H: that's what i was thinking
Spencer H: Fine fine FINE we'll do that god this is stupid
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Kobe himself has posted a picture of his swollen ankle.
Here is our analysis.