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Bryant (food poisoning) a game-time decision
ESPN ^ | AP

Posted on 05/20/2002 2:48:13 PM PDT by diamond6

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has food poisoning and might not play tonight against Sacramento in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals.

Bryant missed the Monday morning shootaround and his status will be a game-time decision, team spokesman John Black said.

"He does have food poisoning," Black said. "It's probably from what he ate for dinner last night."

Bryant ate a cheeseburger and a piece of cheesecake from hotel room service. He began vomiting about 11 p.m. and continued through the night, Black said.

Black said none of the other Lakers complained of illness.


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Cow town hotel poisoned Kobe. The Bastards! They can't win fairly, so they take out Lakers best player.
1 posted on 05/20/2002 2:48:14 PM PDT by diamond6
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To: diamond6; texaggie79; utah girl
Who cares about the Flakers?
2 posted on 05/20/2002 2:50:27 PM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: diamond6
I'm surprised they would let them eat random food during the playoffs.
3 posted on 05/20/2002 2:50:27 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Sir Gawain
Who the hell are you, Lord London? Do they play anything but soccer in G.B.?
4 posted on 05/20/2002 2:52:24 PM PDT by diamond6
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To: ilgipper
What's he supposed to eat? I don't know how they could prevent this from happening.
5 posted on 05/20/2002 2:53:36 PM PDT by diamond6
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To: diamond6
Do they play anything but soccer in G.B.?

I don't know what they play in Green Bay. Never been there.

6 posted on 05/20/2002 2:55:51 PM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: Sir Gawain
Cute. You know I mean Great Britain, laddie.
7 posted on 05/20/2002 2:57:00 PM PDT by diamond6
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To: Sir Gawain
Not I. I am cheering for the Kings, but I think they are going to lose to the Lakers. I don't want the Lakers to win another title.
8 posted on 05/20/2002 2:57:36 PM PDT by Utah Girl
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To: Sir Gawain
I don't care about them. I would only care about them if I cared who won the Championship. They are the default winners.
9 posted on 05/20/2002 2:58:47 PM PDT by Texaggie79
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To: diamond6
Never been there either. I know what they play in Flaker country though. One-on-one me me me basketball. If Shaq were any shorter than 7', he'd be flippin' burgers for a living.
10 posted on 05/20/2002 2:58:56 PM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: Utah Girl
I just wanted Utah to lose. That's all I cared about.
11 posted on 05/20/2002 2:59:11 PM PDT by Texaggie79
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To: Texaggie79
Blame it on Sir Charles.


12 posted on 05/20/2002 3:02:21 PM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: Sir Gawain
I just love the picture of that shot...
13 posted on 05/20/2002 3:12:09 PM PDT by Utah Girl
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To: Utah Girl
Tex was at the game. hehe
14 posted on 05/20/2002 3:14:13 PM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: Utah Girl
Here ya go
15 posted on 05/20/2002 3:15:21 PM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: Sir Gawain
For you (parental advisory)
16 posted on 05/20/2002 3:17:21 PM PDT by Texaggie79
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To: Texaggie79
lol
17 posted on 05/20/2002 3:17:55 PM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: Sir Gawain; Texaggie79
That's right, I'd forgotten that Tex was at that game. Well, the way the Jazz are going, they will never contend for another title in the forseeable future.
18 posted on 05/20/2002 3:25:50 PM PDT by Utah Girl
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To: Utah Girl
Karl and Stockton were both voted in the top ten as ESPN's most dirty players of all times. (that includes all sports)
19 posted on 05/20/2002 3:27:53 PM PDT by Texaggie79
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To: Utah Girl
Who cares about the Jazz! They were eliminated in the first round!
20 posted on 05/20/2002 3:48:23 PM PDT by diamond6
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To: diamond6
Well, attendance at their games is going down quickly. It seems that some Utahns could really care less about the Jazz also. I prefer to follow college basketball teams anyway.
21 posted on 05/20/2002 4:15:10 PM PDT by Utah Girl
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To: Texaggie79
Ah yes, someone did email me that article about Stockton and Malone....
22 posted on 05/20/2002 4:15:42 PM PDT by Utah Girl
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To: Utah Girl
Kobe will play, as I believed he would. The predictions are that he will be pretty weak and not 100%. However, I remember a finals game that Jordan had a few years ago, when he threw up the morning of the game, and then he one of his best championship games ever. I believe Kobe is every bit the competitor Jordan was, and he will have a great game tonight. The rest of the Lakers, I'm sure, will also have major chips on their shoulders tonight.
23 posted on 05/20/2002 4:18:37 PM PDT by diamond6
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To: diamond6
I think that game where Jordan had the flu and threw up was a game in the Finals against Utah. He went out and smoked Bryon Russell big time.
24 posted on 05/20/2002 4:19:54 PM PDT by Utah Girl
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To: Utah Girl
I think you're right. That was a memorable game.
25 posted on 05/20/2002 4:30:29 PM PDT by diamond6
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To: Sir Gawain
Who cares about the Flakers?

That's the 2-time defending world champion Flakers to you.

26 posted on 05/20/2002 5:18:54 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Sir Gawain
If Shaq were any shorter than 7', he'd be flippin' burgers for a living.

As it is, he's the biggest, baddest man to ever step foot onto that 94x50ft. piece of hardwood.

Isn't it about time for you to settle in for some tea and crumpets while watching the lads play cricket?.......remember to extend your pinky just so.

27 posted on 05/20/2002 6:23:31 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: diamond6
I would think the team would have cooks or food prep on hand, rather than having room service. In an opponent's town. There was an episode like this on "Coach" a few years back on ABC where a restaurant in town got the teams sick during an 'away' game.
28 posted on 05/20/2002 6:32:41 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: ilgipper
Interesting. I must have missed that episode. It's a good idea for the future, maybe. However, what would happen if the cook was paid off?
29 posted on 05/20/2002 7:10:08 PM PDT by diamond6
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To: hole_n_one
ROTFL! Who is this guy anyway? Why would Futbolman want to be involved with this discussion?
30 posted on 05/20/2002 7:11:30 PM PDT by diamond6
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To: diamond6
1200 people served meals in the hotel on Sunday night and only one person got food poisoning. Interesting. What a coincidence! NOT!
31 posted on 05/21/2002 7:18:37 PM PDT by diamond6
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To: hole_n_one
1200 people served meals in the hotel on Sunday night and only one person got food poisoning. Interesting. What a coincidence! NOT!
32 posted on 05/21/2002 7:28:07 PM PDT by diamond6
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To: diamond6
Somebody should have told Bryant that there's an IN-N-OUT a couple of blocks from Arco Arena.
33 posted on 05/21/2002 7:34:01 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one
Actually, did you hear his response last night? He said the next time he wants a cheeseburger, he'll go to McDonald's! (He endorses them by the way)
34 posted on 05/21/2002 7:39:22 PM PDT by diamond6
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