Bryant to play despite flu-like symptoms
by Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA TODAY Sports
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will play Tuesday vs. the Indiana Pacers despite flu-like symptoms.
“He told me it’s not going to bother him … He’ll play, he’ll play hard,” Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said before the game, according to ESPNLosAngeles.com.
Bryant missed the Lakers’ morning shootaround as he recovered. The Lakers have not played in the past two days after having three games in four days to end last week.
Bryant has yet to miss a game this season while averaging 26.9 points per game on 51 percent shooting.