Kobe Bryant Status Update: Lakers' Star Has Somach Illness, Status For Game 6 Unknown

The Los Angeles Lakers may have to close out the Denver Nuggets in Game 6 of their 2012 NBA Playoffs first-round series on Thursday with a limited Kobe Bryant. He sat out shootaround with gastroenteritis, a stomach illness, and his status for the game remains up in the air, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles.

Given Bryant's tolerance for pain, it seems hard to believe that he won't play, but it remains to be seen how he responds to the illness.

The Lakers were forced into this Game 6 after falling at home to the Nuggets in Game 5 on Tuesday night. They still lead the series, 3-2. The game is scheduled to begin at 10:30 p.m. ET on TNT.

For more on the Lakers, check out Silver Screen and Roll and SB Nation Los Angeles. For more on the Nuggets, head over to Denver Stiffs and SB Nation Denver.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.