Jackson: Kobe ‘fine’ after sore throat; Luke game-time decision.

Kobe will be “fine” wth his sore throat according to Jackson.

sickESPN.com: Lakers coach Phil Jackson said Monday that Kobe Bryant told him he’s “fine, and we’ll go with that” after the star shooting guard missed practice Sunday with a sore throat.

Bryant got a workout in and went through most of the shootaround with the team and “seems OK” for Monday night’s Game 1 against the Houston Rockets.

“I don’t really have any concerns [about Kobe],” Jackson said. “He says he’s fine. Obviously it’s a big challenge. The defense will orient around his game.”

The last time Bryant played sick was in February against Cleveland, scoring 19 points in 34 minutes to help hand the Cavs their first home loss of the season.

Lakers forward Luke Walton also participated in the shootaround and was a game-time decision.

Andrew Bynum’s status as a starter was also a game-time decision.

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  • xfellerx

    second.

  • xfellerx

    i mean first.

  • Rocky

    i thought kobe had swine flu for a sec there lol.

  • http://www.keyshop.org Makaveli3

    Doubt he would have the swine flu haha, good to hear he is back.

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  • desecrator09

    kobes a warrior

  • lakers1fan

    not much of a warrior? Bastard![Comment ID #69852 Will Be Quoted Here]
    not much of a warrior? Bastard!

  • ojt

    Kobe must have ate at Luke’s BBQ place,luke even f**Ks that up.