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Three Lakers haven't had chicken pox: Bryant, Bynum and Artest

Steve Blake
has chicken pox. The Lakers hope he's the only one who gets it.

Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum and Ron Artest have never had the contagious illness. It takes about two weeks for signs to show. It was not immediately clear if they have had vaccines for the illness.

The rest of the Lakers have had chicken pox. It is rare for people to get the illness if they've already had it.

Blake, a reserve guard, was diagnosed Tuesday and will miss  one to two weeks. He did not play Tuesday against San Antonio. He had a fever Monday and sat in with the team on a video session.

His wife, Kristen, provided some background on his condition with some updates on her Twitter account.

"And before anyone asks NO my kids didn't give it to him," she wrote. "They were vaccinated and are healthy. No clue where or how Steve got chicken pox.... I'll have him healthy and back in no time."

The Blakes have three young sons.

--Mike Bresnahan

Photo: (left) Kobe Bryant. Credit: Lucy Nicholson / Reuters. (middle) Andrew Bynum. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times. (right) Ron Artest. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

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I'm so sick to my stomach. That is why you play to win fools. Practice season or not practice makes perfect. Duncan isn't getting hurt. You know why? Because he is relaxing on the bench because they don't need to practice!

Why are any Lakers starters playing? I hope none of the starters stay in the game. It's meaningless.

Clearly, Bynum will be useless.

My God what's going on with my Lakers,they're droping like Flies.This is not they way to you want to enter into the playoff.I pray tomorrow when Bynums mri comes back good and he won't need to miss much time.I don't think they can get out of the west if he's not playing.

Go Lakers!

Posted by: OCLEZY | April 12, 2011 at 09:21 PM

Wow!! San Antonio's bench is beating our starters. Sure glad the starters are in.

I am not going to allow myself to worry about Bynum...Hopefully, since he walked off the court by himself he will be fine with a little rest. In the meantime, if ever there was a time to flip the switch...Now is the time.

I can't see the game - in a foreign land (no not Sacramento). How serious did Bynum's injury look? Did he walk off by himself, with zero support, with a normal gate, or was he favoring the leg, or limping a lot? Thanks...

With the way Brown has been playing;sure wouldn't hurt to have had Sasha still in a Laker uniform right now to bring some dep,t and experience to that spotty bench.

Go Lakers!

Yikes! That was hard to watch. I took a chance and a medicinal drink and watched most of it live.

Is it too late for a trade? (JK)

It was nice to finally get our reserve bigs in the game. I suppose 1-5 minutes of total season game time is all they need to integrate into the Laker flow.......yikes again! PJ and his damn ignoring getting everyone involved during the season has bit us again!

Where the heck did I put my valium...................

"Since the dawn of time man has asked the question...

What makes Kobe Bryant, aka The Black "hole" Mamba, an unstoppable ballhog?

What makes his ballhoginess so unstoppable?

What makes his three-point ball hog shots so unstoppable?

What makes his overall ballhog unstoppableness unstoppable?

Is it possible to stop something that is so ballhogishy unstoppable?"

Andrew Bynum with a knee injury?

Playoffs must be near.

I think we all need a hug.

Goooooooooooooooooooooo Lakersss

Is it possible to stop something that is so ballhogishy unstoppable?"
Posted by: All that glitters is not gold | April 12, 2011 at 10:34 PM

sure. kobe has to stop sometimes to adjusts the 5 rings on his fingers

The only good thing about this game is that we're now assured of no worse than the 3 seed, and wouldn't face OKC unless we both get to the conference final.

Sloppy defense. Out hustled by the Spurs scrubs. Bynum hurt. Kobe T-ed up to the limit. Horrible shooting.

Perfect...we've got the rest of the league exactly where we want them. We've got this.

Just checked the BSPN site's page on Sixth Man of the Year award.

Looks like LO looks a sure lock-in for the award. Among BSPN editor's picks, everyone has picked LO other than two, who have picked George Hill and Glen Davis. Surpirisng to see that the man who everyone thinks might even beat Odom for give him a good competition - Jason Terry has not been picked by even one editor!! Hope it stays that way. LO does deserve the award.

Also, looks like Howard winning the DPOY in a landslide. Has the media stopped thinking at all?? Are there really no better defenders in the league? Is defense just all about rebounding and shot-blocking?

I dont think Artest and Big Ben or Rodman got DPOYs for just being shot blockers or rebounders. They got because they played lock-down defense. However, today's numbers-happy media sees Howards 15 rpg??

What concerns me tonight is that the Lakers BARELY beat the Spurs' second string team.

Thank goodness the playoffs are finally starting. Can't wait.

Whom do you guys think would be the easier opponent for the Lakers in Round-1 of playoffs?

Lakers can fall to #3, or they can stay at #2. If Lakers stay at #2, they're going to meet either Hornets or Grizzlies (both are tied, with one game left for both). If we end up sliding to #3, then we'd be facing the Blazers.

I think Lakers would prefer facing the Hornets than the Blazers or Grizzlies.

Leviticus 26:24-25
"Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins. And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy."

Just got back, and the first thing I see is a pic of Andrew doing one of those oh-so-familiar 'woe is me' poses on floor. Whoa!

Just like the rest of the team, gotta give him credit for hanging around
as long as he he says himself, I'm 'injury prone'.

But, somebody stop that chopper!
Don't let it get near Orange County!
Contain the disease within L.A., where it belongs!
There's a new "Best Team in Socal" coming to Disneyland!
Do not infect them with your sickness!

Oh, by the way. Nice victory.
No Timmy, no Tony, no Manu...but nice victory.
Uh Hum...

Now, let's see how you do tomorrow against the upside,
and soon to be phenomenal back-court of the Kings.
Who's gonna tear you a new one?
Will it be Beno?
Will it be Thornton?
Will it be Reke? (With any luck, Reke won't play)

Or will it be DMC?
Or Slammin' Sammy? (Do you think you'll get even one offensive rebound?)

Probable last Kings game at Arco...
let em' ring!

Go Kings!
Go SF Giants!
Go SF Forty Niners!


Hey Sonny...'s those division champion banners working for you?

HORRIBLE GAME FOR THE LAKERS! But all I wanted was for L.A to clinch that 2-3 seed and they have which I'm happy about. But going into the playoffs limping, playing bad, and possibly the 3 biggest pieces of the team may get chicken pox during playoffs is not a good sign. Lakers looked awful last nite until the middle of the third quarter. I agree with wat Lamar Odom said; about Lakers are too cocky. Lakers probably didn't try becuz they believe that they don't belong on the same floor as those bums the Spurs played last nite. But at least most likely Lakers will have number 2 seed.





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