Kobe Bryant misses Lakers shootaround with gastroenteritis and Lakers unable to say his status for Game 6 tonight.— Scott Howard-Cooper (@SHowardCooper) May 10, 2012
Gastroenteritus is a fancy way to say that the Black Mamba has a stomach virus, which may occur due to consumption of improperly prepared foods, contaminated water, or with contact with infected individuals. Hydration is one of the key components to this as it is usually accompanied by diarrhea and vomiting, which is why Kobe was getting an IV in game five and still scored 40 points on the Nuggets.
Kobe has essentially been putting the team on his back all season long, and this playoff series has been no different. Hopefully he can get those fluids in him and get out there tonight.
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