Kobe shows he’s still “Kobe”


After consecutive sub-15 point scoring nights by Kobe Bryant, a.k.a. the Black Mamba, in games four and five against the Thunder, NBA pundits were beginning to question if Kobe still had it. No critic was bigger than Charles Barkley, who said, “Kobe Bryant is on the downside of his career. The nights where he goes out and scores 30 or 40 points are O-V-E-R.”

Kobe responded by scoring over 30 points in the each of his next seven games, including 40 points in game one against the Suns. Deron Williams admitted, after the Jazz were swept by the Lake Show, that the last thing you want to do is piss off Kobe.

By Justin Mertes-Mistretta

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