Kobe Bryant has been a high-volume shooter and scorer his whole career; nothing is about to change now
If there is anything Kobe Bryant cannot do on a basketball court, it probably is back down.
His bull-dog, constant effort mentality would never let him to do such a cowardly thing and has contributed greatly to what he has become as a basketball player, a future Hall-of-Fame one at that. This way in which he conducts himself on the court extends to his offensive mindset, which is Kobe-first and shoot-first, to sum up in a few words. He has utter and complete belief in his scoring ability -- rightly so -- and this faith is exhibited constantly, even when it does not benefit the Lakers in terms of wins and losses.
Kobe's team -- as has been plastered over ESPN for basically the whole NBA season up until this point -- is not getting off to the best of starts, just winning 14 of its first 29 games, good for a 14-15 record so far.
With the offseason acquisit...