2013 didn’t start out on a good note for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers are back under .500 despite Kobe having an amazing season in year 17. He’s currently leading the NBA in scoring (30.3 points per game) and shooting a career-best .479 from the field.
And occasionally, he can still get up! Check out this reverse dunk from the New Year’s Day loss at the hands of the Sixers.
Kobe also has a theory as to why the Lakers are losing and it’s a simple one. Cause they’re OLD.
“Cause we’re old as s—,” said the 34-year-old Bryant when asked why a lack of energy has been a problem for L.A. all season. “What do you want? We just got to figure out how to play when we don’t have that energy. We got to change things up a little bit defensively. We got to figure out what we want to do offensively, figure out what we want to do on nights when we don’t have those legs or have that energy.”
“You just saw an old damn team,” Bryant continued. “I don’t know how else to put it to you. We’re just slow. You saw a team over there that was just younger and just had fresher legs and just played with more energy, and we were just stuck in the mud. I think individually we all have to figure out how to get ourselves ready each and every game to have a high level of energy. That’s all that is.”
I don’t know what the solution is to “old.”
video via LTSB