I wanted to post this. As we all know Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum both came down with a stomach flu (for what it’s worth so have I over the last two days)… anyways, Lakers won as Kobe played through it but Bynum sat out:

ESPN: Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum of the Los Angeles Lakers both came down with a stomach illness while in Minnesota on Tuesday to face the Timberwolves.

Bryant remained in the starting lineup, but Bynum did not dress after spending some time during the day at a Minneapolis hospital to receive IV fluids.

“I don’t think it’s life-threatening,” Lakers coach Phil Jackson deadpanned.

The best part of the night was the coach’s comment about the way Bryant played in Minny with the flu:

“How are you going to tell if he’s got the flu?” acting Wolves head coach Jerry Sichting said. “He’s a lot like Jordan. It doesn’t matter with guys like that. He made ME sick.”

  • PHANTOM

    see thats the difference with kobe and bynum. kobe played and bynum sat… kobe has the heart of a champion while bynum has maybe potential.

  • two0one7

    I got it a week ago and its not fun. I don’t know the severity that Kobe had but I’m shocked he played as well as he did.

  • two0one7

    I got it a week ago and its not fun. I don’t know the severity that Kobe had but I’m shocked he played as well as he did.

  • 8

    I agree with phantom..

  • ab4sure

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    Lakerfan81 Said this,

    Everyone’s body is different. How a virus affects you will greatly depend on your immune system. Their is a wide variance in MHC molecules in humans. When you are infected by a virus, like the flu, antigens (proteins expressed by the virus) are picked up by antigen presenting cells and broken up into pieces. These pieces are then loaded into MHC molecules. If the MHC molecules expressed by you cells can bind the particular antigen really well then you will get rid of the virus quickly and it won’t affect you much. If your particular MHC molecules don’t bind that antigen very well then you will be more affected by the virus. That is why when two people get the flu one might be sick for a week and the other for only a day or two. This is very benificial for a species from an evolutionary standpoint because it decreases the likelihood that the entire species will die from a particular virus such as Ebola. Sorry for the brief immunology lecture.

    This does not take anything away from Kobe, obviously playing sick is hard no matter how sick you are. But it is difficult too say that Bynum could have done the same thing.

    MY comment,
    It is nice to have knowledgeable people who speak from knowing facts rather than their own ideas that just pop in their head.

  • MILO

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    I totaly agree with you Phantom, that’s what separate’s the great from the good.KOBE HAS ALOT OF HEART!!!

  • ab4sure

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    I totally agree on the court Kobe has alot of heart, but this is about a medical condition and I think Lakerfan81 said it right. No one knows how a virus affects different people.

  • MILO

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    Let’s just hope he’s gona play tonight because Mihm is not going to cut it against Denver…

  • MILO

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    I dont see anything posted by Lakerfan 81 ???

  • DCLAKER

    Kobe’s game is SICK(meaning “IT’S THE S!@T”)that’s why he said that,which is why I’m not at all offended,matter of fact,it’s the best compliment you could give.

  • ab4sure

    Milo,

    Check the article “lakers weather the storm..” he wrote it there. YOu i believe have a comment there too…

  • MILO

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    GOT IT!

  • myriam

    It’s good to hear nice word for KOBE. It’s not easy to play or do something when u don’t feel 100% but looked whaT kobe did for his team. I”m really proud of you MY HERO!!!

  • keep24

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    REALLY?????????????

    You know why they call it professional basketball players? BECAUSE THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE PROFESSIONALS!!!!!!!!!!

    Be a man! Suck it up and play.

    Can’t stand Bynum. You either have heart or you don’t. It’s that simple.

  • ab4sure

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    Kobe loves Bynum. They are real close now. How can you rebel against your leader kobe and not like bynum.

    By the way, you probably never had the stomach flu. To get some knowledge why don’t you read lakerfan81′s comment.