Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 12/19/12
You only need to see Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant play once to know hat he thinks about himself and his game. Whether it's making a ridiculous shot from the baseline or dribbling through his legs a few time and hitting a 3-pointer confidently, you'll realize that the guy thinks very highly of himself. He used to be worse at this earlier in his career, but he's calmed down a bit since then although he does show a little bit of vintage "Black Mamba" moments on and off the court every now and then. And after the game against the Philadelphia 76ers, it wasn't any different. When he got playfully teased at never apologizing for being a ball hog by the LA Times' TJ Simers, he made his case for it saying that's what he does. He thinks he does it so well that if he was coached by Mike D'Antoni in his early years in the league, he'd have 40,000 points by now, especially if he didn't play next to former teammate Shaquille O'Neal. "If I wasn't playing with Shaq, probably,
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