Kobe Bryant put up a valiant effort in a losing cause last night. The Los Angeles Lakers were defeated by the Indiana Pacers, 79-77, despite Kobe dropping 40 points while dealing with a bout of the flu. After a tough loss yesterday, Kobe sent a message to his fans via Facebook

"Still not feeling well, it’s a day in bed for me. Nothing like a good book to take my mind of last night’s tough loss. I'm lovin this one!"

The book titled 30 Rooms to Hide In is about Insanity, Addiction, and Rock 'n' Roll. We were expecting a competitior like Kobe to be reading something like "The Art of War." One can only wonder what Kobe's reading on a day when he's not sick.

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[via Deadspin]