I doubt it very much. If you'll remember, the usual definition of food poisoning is actually “food contamination”. And I don't believe any Kings fan would be low enough to try that sort of thing.
A Celtics fan, maybe. LOL...
I think it's just as likely that Kobe is faking the whole thing. That way if the Lakers lose, he'll have an excuse. And if they win, he'll look like a courageous hero, triumphing over everything including his own illness.
“Over the course of history, the kiss of a woman has poisoned a lot of great minds.”
Wow. That really sucks for Yao. That has to be the end for him, right? Really a shame. Not exactly. Yao never played any form of basketball in the U.S. before he was drafted, but Kwame Brown was selected #1 straight out of high school in 2001.