In a little under a week, Kobe Bryant will walk onto the floor of the Staples Center for the final time as a player. For good and ill, no player has come to define the post-Jordan, pre-LeBron generation more than Kobe. However, Kobe's off-floor notoriety hasn't always matched his on-the-court achievements.
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It's a sad day in Los Angeles when even Kobe Bryant can no longer shrug off his terrible offensive play. In the first three games of the season, Bryant has connected from the floor at a shoddy And after a Lakers blow-out loss Sunday night, in which their superstar shot 3-of from the floorNo.
The Los Angeles Lakers weren't expected to be good this season, so the fact that they're winless after their first three games shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. No one really knew what to expect from Kobe Bryanthowever, as he entered his 20th professional season healthy following two injury-plagued campaigns. But based on what we've seen so far, he could be in for as rough of a year as his teammates.
Kobe then spent the next two decades of his career molding his six-foot-six frame into something resembling the silhouette of Michael Jordan, albeit with smaller hands and shiftier footwork. He earned five rings along the way. Now in his nineteenth season with the same team, his first after being out nearly two consecutive years due to season-ending injuries, Kobe is struggling mightily.
Nike have released an ad ahead of Kobe Bryant's final game today of his year NBA career that perfectly sums up how rival fans hate him. Titled the Conductor the ad sees Bryant hit a game-winning shot against the Portland Trail Blazers on the buzzer before a home fan, played by an actor, shouts out 'Kobe you suck'. Read more: The incredible stats of Kobe Bryant's career.
The Mavericks never trailed in their eighth straight victory over the Lakers and fourth in a row against them at Staples Center. This is the first time in franchise history the Lakers have started in consecutive seasons. They lost their first five games last season and ended with their worst record ever
Ageing Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has admitted that he 'sucks' as his team lost their third game in a row to start the season. Bryant, 37, is in the final year of his contract and has had to overcome serious injury in each of the last three years. The five-time Champion, two-time Finals MVP, time All-Star and league MVP has played just 44 of a possible games since the beginning of the season, while the Lakers have not reached the play-offs sincewhere they were dumped out in the first round. I'm just not making them.
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