Kobe Bryant Status Update: Lakers' Star Reportedly Likely To Play In Game 6 Despite Illness

Kobe Bryant's status for Game 6 of the Los Angeles Lakers' first-round playoff series against the Denver Nuggets is technically still up in the air after he missed shootaround with an illness, but two sources close to Bryant told Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski that Bryant will end up playing in the game.

"He plays through everything, so I expect [him to play]," one source close to Bryant said.

Bryant missed shootaround with gastroenteritis, a stomach illness, and the Lakers have said they will update the media with Bryant's official status 90 minutes before tipoff. The two teams are scheduled to start playing at 10:30 p.m. EST on TNT.

Lakers coach Mike Brown, while clarifying that he's "not a betting man," told reporters that he thinks that Bryant will indeed be in the lineup.

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.

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