They say ‘father time is undefeated’ for a reason, and I hate that it’s come to this — but: Kobe Bryant may be finished.
Last night vs. Denver wasn’t just a poor statistical game for the Mamba (11 Points, 4-of-11 shooting, 5 assists, 3 rebounds in 29 minutes of play) — there were multiple instances where Kobe looked like he shouldn’t be on the floor anymore.
First it started with a lack of effort and hustle — something we’ve NEVER seen Kobe fail to exert
Absolutely pathetic.— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) November 4, 2015
Kobe airballs a wide open 3, puts his head down, doesn't run back on D, Nuggets get easy layup pic.twitter.com/ExQ08Zsgko
And then the absolutely horrid shot selection and execution ensued…
Hard to watch an all-time great fall from the basketball heavens back down to Planet Earth so quick. Maybe he’ll improve, maybe he won’t … regardless, whether you like him or not: no-one wants to see Kobe go out like this. No-one.