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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 at 2:10 pm  |  33 responses

Kobe Bryant Misses Shootaround Prior to Game 6 With Gastroenteritis


Kobe Bryant’s status for Game 6 of the Lakers/Nuggets series won’t be known until about 90 minutes prior to tip off tonight, but what we do know for now is that Bryant’s stomach isn’t feeling very well. Per the team: “Lakers guard Kobe Bryant missed Thursday morning’s shootaround ahead of Game 6 with gastroenteritis. We’ll know more about his status for the contest this evening about 90 minutes before tip off when the team’s PR staff or head coach Mike Brown provides an update on his condition. Bryant has a history of playing through injuries and ailments particularly in playoff games, but the team will refrain from speculating until seeing how he feels prior to the game.”

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  • Captain Obvious

    The runs aint no joke..

  • Olly

    I guess it’s too much of a risk if the shit hits the fan(s)

  • http://bloghoggers.blogspot.com bloghoggers

    (Cue the Jordan vs. Jazz flu game highlights)

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    I remember one game back in like 2002, Kobe had major food poisoning from a cheeseburger before playing in a game vs. the Kings back when the rivalry was huge. Slamson came out in a chef costume holding a massive dinner tray with a cheeseburger in it and ran around the Lakers bench during most timeouts. Man I miss those days.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca niQ

    Cue the “the only thing he’ll be passing is gas” jokes.

  • bike

    Gastroenteritis. A fancy name for the green bean squirts. Kobe needs to stop eating those Armadillo as*holes for breakfast.

  • fruizm

    We all know hes going to play…if he doesnt, then he will never be “better” than MJ.

  • argonaut

    They can’t make up anything else for this? Why not just throw in flu like symptoms and avoid the embarassment? Hamels and the Lakers PR need to learn honesty is not always the best policy.

  • @boweezy24

    ^ Haha Agree. Might As Well Say “Splats” Haa!

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Lol you guys are wrong.

  • Kabraham15

    he should probably sit so he doesnt have a shitty performance

  • Marc

    lmao

  • LA Huey

    Kobe has to play this game with a butt plug, right? And then the plug will be auctioned for charity.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    No new here he’ll play it’s the playoffs and it’s Kobe c’mon now.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Gastroenteritis – “Side effects may include drowsiness, cramps, excessive gas, doo-doo smells worse, and mud butt.” – Chapelle’s Show

  • jake

    Eat some cheese and drink a bottle of pepto. That will plug you up!

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    LA Huey FTdisgustingW.

  • http://hotmail.com Gangsta

    Damn get well Kobe!

  • jayrose

    Huey why you gotta be so groce wtf is wrong with you

  • jayb

    they said he was throwing up…i say this will be kobe’s version of the flu game! lakers win tonight!

  • http://slamonline Brion

    Laker fans have him all gassed up.

  • Treshiq

    I wouldn’t buy this story on eBay with free shipping. dude will play and be ridiculous tonight..Nuggs still force a game 7 LET”S GO DENVER!!

  • shawnkemp4prez

    hahaha I swear SLAM has the greatest comments section on the entire world wide web. You guys keep up the good work

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    ROFL @ Huey. This time for a cool six figures.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    And since everyone is obviously afraid to say it: DIARRHEA. The Mamba has diarrhea. So hide your kids, hide your wife… AND hide your husband ‘cuz they’re r@ping everybody out here.

  • Heals

    Took me way tooo long, but I finally got one: So I take it Mamba is opposed to wearing the usual home white uni’s tonight…

  • BRYANT BYNUM GASOL 24 17 16

    ya’ll are nasty as sh#t

  • robb

    Don’t drink Gatorlode Kobe!

  • jayrose

    Teedy the g@y bear is so lame, its painful to watch.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Co-sign Teedy the g@y bear.

  • Mega

    LA Huey hahahahahahahahaha, hahahahaha

  • AQWORD

    Ha. Lobe Sharted in game 6!!

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    LA Huey that is sick ish. lol

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