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Kobe Bryant ill, could miss tonight's game

November 3, 2009 | 11:29 am

Kobe OKLAHOMA CITY -- Lakers guard Kobe Bryant did not attend the team shoot-around this morning because of flu-like symptoms that included a fever.

It is not known if he will play tonight, though he has played through worse ailments.

"He usually does," Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said.

Bryant is averaging 31.3 points, 7.3 rebounds in about 38 minutes of playing time in the Lakers' first three games of the season.

-- Mike Bresnahan

Photo: Kobe Bryant. Credit: Andrew Gombert / EPA