Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Curious Case of Benjamin Bryant

16-Year NBA career, 5-time NBA Champ, 2-time NBA Finals MVP, regular season MVP, 13-time NBA All-Star, 4-time NBA All-Star MVP, 2-time NBA scoring champ, NBA Slam Dunk champ...the list goes on and on.

When you read these amazing accolades you assume this resume holder is retired and has already been naturally inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Nah, Kobe Bryant is just getting warmed up. The older he gets the younger he plays. Tonight versus the Phoenix Suns, this old veteran scored a season high 48, the most points scored in a single game so far this season. Kobe isn't slowing down, in fact he's #8 fast again and only getting stronger as the season progresses.

The Black Mamba is defying the test of time and the strands of sand in Father Time's hourglass is moving in slo-mo Matrix style just like Kobe's defenders.

Tonight's performance keeps Kobe at the top of the points leader board. In 11-games he's scored a total of 324 points, Durant has 279 and LeBron right behind him with 267.

I know the season is young but Kobe is already averaging 29ppg.  Throughout his career Kobe has always started the season hot but to do it this deep in his career and at such a high intensity level in a much younger league is truly inspiring. This is history in the making folks and if you're a fan you gotta be loving his performance yet despite a wrist injury that should be slowing him down.

Photo credit: NBA.com

2 comments :

  1. We get spoiled by him as Laker fans, but what else could we say about the Mamba? The guy is just flat out legendary.

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  2. Hey Ezra,

    You got it man, like you said Kobe is legendary and as fans we are very spoiled. We need to watch every minute he's playing this season because night after night he proving skeptics wrong.

    Kobe-haters keep saying he's a ball-hog and shoots way too much. Who else in the back court can create their own shot like Kobe? Derek? Barnes? Kobe is a flat out scorer and the team needs his offense to win games.

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