Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant does his thing anytime he chooses to.  At the drop of a dime, if Kobe wants to prove something to naysayers, he will. If Kobe hears that he’s shooting too much, he will go out, pass the ball, rebound the ball, and pass up shots just to prove a point. Bryant started the season scorching from the field, shooting 46.3% from the field.  He’s come back to earth a bit and punctuated that with a 1-8 performance in a win a few days ago. Some might suggest Kobe is cold or in a slump, but according to ESPN L.A. and the Black Mamba himself, “he can never be in a slump.” “I’m not in a slump,” Bryant said after practice Wednesday. “I just haven’t shot it (much). I can’t be in a slump. The game before against a good team in Miami, I shot the s— out of the ball. So I’m not worried about it.” “I really haven’t been focusing on 3-pointers the last three or four games,” said Bryant, who had attempted just three 3s in his previous three games before taking four against the Suns. “I haven’t really shot that many consciously. I’m just trying to get into areas where I’m a little more threatening and get away from the long ball a bit.” Bryant who is battling a sore elbow won’t use that as an excuse, saying “I’ve shot through worse.”
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