Kobe Bryant tied his biggest point production output of his farewell tour in Denver, with 31 points in a Lakers win. Shooting 10 of 22 from the field and nine of 11 from the free-throw line. According to the Black Mamba, it was only a matter of time.
“The hardest thing [was] to stay with it, seriously,” the Los Angeles Lakers star said Tuesday. “There’s been games where I was just kind of like, ‘What the hell?’
“Because I knew how hard I worked. I knew how many shots I took. There was just nothing I could do. What I had to do was just stay with it. Just stay with it. Just stay with it. And just trust that, eventually, it would catch up.”
He’s right. Over his last seven games, Bryant is averaging 20.6 points on 48.2% shooting.
“I just feel good. My legs feel fine. I feel like me,” Bryant said. “I feel good. I feel like I can control the game. I feel like I can read everything. I can get to the spots I want to get to — not as quickly as I want to get to them. [But] I can get to them.”