Those of you who thought Kobe Bryant was going to take a seat for Game 6 because of his nasty gastroenteritis were a) naive and b) wrong. Scott Howard Cooper broke the news on twitter:
Mike Brown says Kobe Bryant will play.— Scott Howard-Cooper (@SHowardCooper) May 11, 2012
Yeah. Kobe Bryant probably relishes the opportunity to have a flu game of his own, and although "gastroenteritis game" is a little bit more unwieldy, the storyline is the same. Bryant threw up on the bus according to TNT, and he isn't in prime physical form. If Kobe manages to play effectively - or, as Bryant probably has dreamed about many times while watching Michael Jordan highlight reels, be the hero - we'll be hearing about it in Gatorade commercials for some time.
That said, he'll probably be tired and look somewhat uncomfortable while dealing with a really gross illness.