Despite the fact that Kobe Bryant only played 41 games last season, Black Mamba is still one of the most prolific scorers in the NBA. The 37 year old still managed to average over 20 points per game and is still the player that despises losing. Kobe Bryant is still extremely efficient when it comes to working his way to the free throw line and converting. Many question his ability to pass, but he is actually very efficient at finding the open man, the only problem for him in 2014 is that not many of his teammates could finish. Kobe Bryant may not be the superstar he was in the past, but Kobe will no doubt be a top 10 scorer in the NBA if he can stay healthy, and has a legitimate chance to lead the LA Lakers to a playoff birth.
Remember this when people try to disparage Kobe for having a bad record when scoring a lot of points.
What these simpletons don’t understand is that when Jordan/Kobe/any leading player scores a ton of points it either means they were on fire, OR it means that nobody else stepped up and they had to take matters into their own hands, while getting no help from their teammates. It’s a recipe for losing.
BUT…here is the real kicker, it isn’t even true in Kobe’s case!
When scoring 40+ points over his career, the Lakers are: 81-40 (.669)
When scoring up to 39 points over his career, the Lakers are: 742-417 (.640)
Call me Penn Jillette cause I call bullshit on this conventional wisdom.
EDIT: The numbers for Michael.
When scoring 40+ points over his career, Bulls/Wizards were: 121-52 (.699)
When scoring up to 39 points, the Bulls/Wizards were: 585-314 (.651)
It’s not even true for MJ, I’m myth-busting all around.
The Nike “Mambacurial” Kobe Elite 10 Promises To Be The Best Yet
Remember two years ago when the Kobe 8 “Mambacuria” dropped? It looks like Nike will be revisiting the “Mambacurial” theme on their latest design on the Kobe Elite 10 finishing off the Summer right with these vibrant colors. Expect these September 12th for a price of $200.