Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Discusses His Shot Selection
USATSI_8950041_153179170_lowres

Heading into his 20th NBA season, there were questions about how much Kobe Bryant had left in the tank for the Los Angeles Lakers. At the age of 37 and coming off three consecutive season-ending injuries, he has struggled in what may be his final season.

Appearing in 11 of 14 games so far, Kobe is averaging 15.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 30.5 minutes. However, his efficiency is at an all-time low and tied a career-low shooting performance against the Golden State Warriors.

Following the 111-77 loss to the Warriors, Kobe was asked about his shot selection so far this season, via Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News:

While Kobe’s shot selection has been an issue, he believes he could have scored 80 points, but it would not have made a difference:

Through the first 14 games of the season, Kobe’s shots have not only been short, but contested and on isolation plays. As a result, he is shooting a career-worst 31.1 percent from the field and 19.5 percent from beyond the arc. At this stage of his career, it is clear Kobe does not have the same lift on his jumpers.

While Kobe will look to make adjustments to his game, the Lakers as a team will need to improve their ball movement and defense. Although the Warriors are the defending champions and currently undefeated, the Lakers only had 16 assists on 31 made attempts and allowed them to shoot nearly 50 percent from the field.

You May Also Like

Kyle Kuzma, Luke Walton Among Those Confident Lakers Will Keep Focus Despite Being Eliminated From Playoff Contention

The Los Angeles Lakers improved to 33-41 on Wednesday night with a 103-93 win over the Dallas Mavericks. Brook…

Derrick Rose Wins 2010-2011 MVP & The Top NBA News

Top Story Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose has won the 2010-2011 regular…

Shaquille O’Neal Compares Playing With Penny Hardaway, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, And LeBron James

Shaquille O’Neal had the privilege of playing with a number of all-time greats during his own Hall of Fame 20-year NBA…

Lakers Legend Jerry West: Building a Winning Franchise

As far as anyone can remember the Los Angeles Lakers have always…