It's Kobe time. The Lakers and their star come to the Meadowlands Friday night for a nationally televised game that could mean a lot for both teams. The Lakers are fighting for a playoff spot and a Nets' win would put them 5 up over the Sixers in the Division race with 18 to play. The Lakers will be without Chris Mihm. At least three Nets are battling the flu and two of them are named Kidd and Carter.
- It's Operation: Stop Kobe as Lakers visit the Nets Friday - AP
- Nets just want to contain Kobe - Eli Gelman - Star-Ledger
- Here Comes Kobe - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- Nets seek Kobe cure - Ohm Youngmisuk - New York Daily News
- Bryant brings scoring act to N.J. - Bob Considine - Asbury Park Press
- Numbers Don't Tell the Story on Brown - Mike Bresnahan - Los Angeles Times
- Kobe gives Nets a sick feeling - Al Iannazzone - The Record