The much-awaited return of Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar Kobe Bryant is one of the many highlights coming into this season. But their remains the question on whether or not we’ll be able to see the old dominant self of Kobe.
We still don’t know. But apparently hall of famer Reggie Miller believes that the Mamba will only be averaging around 21-23 points for next season, according to the LA Times’ Ben Bolch.
In addition, Bryant’s minutes must and will surely be limited, as his tired legs will soon begin to wear out eventually. He has been averaging at least 35 minutes per game in his entire career, but now as he will be turning 36 in a few days—he’s got to accept reality and look for another way to be as efficient as possible every game, or else we might be seeing another major setback for the Mamba.
Maybe he should try to ask some tips from 38-year-old Tim Duncan of the Spurs, as he has only been averaging less than 30 minutes a game for the last four seasons, and yet he continues to efficiently contribute and make his presence felt consistently not just through scoring.
That being said, I’m sure Kobe can do the same or actually even better.
What do you think?