Bryant, Bynum both contract stomach illness

Updated: December 4, 2007, 8:47 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum of the Los Angeles Lakers both came down with a stomach illness while in Minnesota on Tuesday to face the Timberwolves.

Bryant remained in the starting lineup, but Bynum did not dress after spending some time during the day at a Minneapolis hospital to receive IV fluids.

"I don't think it's life-threatening," Lakers coach Phil Jackson deadpanned.

The team said the official diagnosis for both players was gastroenteritis, which is more ...

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