Food fells Bryant again, Nuggets beat Lakers

Ten years ago, armchair epidemiologist and fidelity poster boy Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers (apparently a basketball team) came down with food poisoning after eating a room service dinner of a cheeseburger and cheesecake at the Lakers’ Sacramento hotel. The Lakers won.

Last night, Bryant was again suffering from gastro but the Denver Nuggets crushed the Lakers, 113-96, forcing a game 7 in their playoff series.

Bryant was not available for comment before the game, ignoring reporters’ questions as he walked from the bus into the arena and down a corridor to the locker room. He headed directly for the training room.

Bryant will play for Lakers while barfing

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has a stomach illness but is expected to play against the Orlando Magic.

Lakers coach Phil Jackson said before Sunday’s game that Bryant would likely play despite being a little late to the game because of the illness.

It was unclear how Bryant contracted the illness, although Jackson speculated that the All-Star likely ate something that didn’t sit well.