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LeBron, Kobe take untimely nights off

Updated: April 9, 2010, 1:36 PM ET
By Adam Madison, Special to ESPN.com

Fantasy owners were hit with a one-two blow Thursday. Shortly after it was announced that LeBron James would be rested for at least one game by his coach in preparation for the playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers followed suit, deciding to rest Kobe Bryant, too. And so begins a particularly chilling side of fantasy: when the goals of the real-life teams clash with their fantasy brethren.

It did have its benefits for some -- Pau Gasol and Mo Williams took advantage of their chances to lead ...

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