Monday, November 2, 2015

Kobe Bryant: "I’m just playing like sh*t right now.”

Kobe Bryant missed his first seven shots and finished with 15 points on 3-of-15 shooting in the Lakers loss to the Mavericks on Sunday. It was just the latest of poor performances, so when asked about the game by reporters, he had a seemingly straightforward answer about what was going on:

“I just can’t make a shot,” he told reporters.

When asked if it was “just a rhythm thing,” Bryant replied:

“Maybe. I’m just playing like sh*t right now.”

He praised D’Angelo Russell for finding him in the right spots and said that his own play so far was “extremely” frustrating.

When asked how to turn it around, Bryant finally cracked a smile:

“Well if I make a damn shot, that would help. I suck right now … I’m the 200th best player in the league right now, I freaking suck.”

This is a reference to ESPN’s NBA rank, an effort by the site to rank nearly every player in the NBA, and they had Kobe 93rd best this season.

Here's a look at Kobe's shot chart for the season so far.


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