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Reggie Miller Thinks Kobe Bryant Will Average 21-23 Points

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One of the biggest questions coming into this NBA season will be the return of Kobe Bryant and what level he will be at. No one doubts Kobe’s will and desire to be the best, but he will be 36 going into this season.

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One player who knows about playing into his late 30s is Hall of Famer Reggie Miller. According to the LA Times’ Ben Bolch, Miller thinks Kobe won’t be able to match his previous scoring exploits:

Miller is the latest media member to have these sentiments regarding Kobe. ESPN didn’t even have him in their top-10 shooting guard projections for the upcoming season.

Another point of emphasis for Miller, according to Bolch, was Bryant’s minutes, which he says must come down this year:

Kobe has always been amongst the league leaders in minutes played. He averages more than 36 minutes per game for his career, and currently ranks 13th on the NBA’s all-time minutes played list.

Miller is probably right on this point as it would probably be better for Bryant if he was used like the San Antonio Spurs use Tim Duncan, who hasn’t averaged more than 30 minutes per game in the last four seasons.

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Of course, no one knows exactly what level Bryant will play at, but he will surely be taking note of everyone who is doubting him.

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Corey is currently a full-time staff writer for Lakers Nation. He is a passionate follower of the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Cowboys and can usually be seen arguing the merits of Kobe Bryant or cursing the decisions of Jerry Jones. He is also a former producer and associate producer for Sirius XM Sports Radio. Follow him on twitter @TheeCoreyH

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  • Cordero J Ramsey

    I can’t understand why these analysts believe that because Kobe took one year of that he will suddenly turn I to smash Parker! It’s ridiculous!!

    • Cordero J Ramsey

      *turn into Smush Parker*

    • Ty

      Huh? Since when did Smush average 20pts a game? These analysts are projecting the future based on what they are seeing now and over the past few seasons. 10years ago all of you were backing ESPN when their polls and analysts put Kobe as the consensus #1/best player in the league during his prime. Kobe can prove everyone wrong, but lets wait until he does so.

      • lakers 82-0

        ten years ago espn wasnt complete garbage

        • Heath

          Oh yeah, so they are garbage now that They realize he’s no longer in his prime and is ranking him as they see fit?

          • Seriously?

            They’re garbage because every story they write about the Lakers and their players is negative…it’s sells ad space and has nothing to do with serious journalism.

        • tony

          ESPN is beyond garbage..

    • Realistic Laker Fan

      Well he’s been out for over a year in the half, two years older (unless you count those 6 games from last year), and not as athletic. There is a lot of reasonable doubt for why Kobe won’t be the same player.

      • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

        AGree… 2 years away from meaningful NBA game is a long time… uncertainty is the name of the day… and rightly so, so let’s wait for the games to begin!!!

  • Duckathon

    21-23 sounds about right..

  • Gabe

    uh oh Reggie..prepare to be cursed and crapped on by the Kobe cult members in 3..2..1..

    • Redemption Rain

      21-23 sounds about right. Why would he be cursed? I think every Lakers fan would be happy if KB averaged 21 to 23pts this season. I don’t expect 27pts or 28pts since that would mean more mins and the potential for another injury.

      • Heath

        Just wait, the “Kobe will avg no less than 28 a game” are just getting up and they will be here to crap on Reggie. Some fools here even say he’s going to score 30 most nights.

        • Redemption Rain

          Well you see comments like “Lakers 4th seed!!!” So I’m not surprise that some of you think we are funny, but I think most of us would be satisfied with KB putting 20-23pts

        • DKWTTY

          I have not seen any fans saying Kobe will average 30 a night. The delusional Lakers fans or Kobe dickriders shit is getting real old, real fast. It’s not even true.

          • Terrelle

            Please. Just go over old articles here and the delusional Laker and Kobe fans are out in force, 25-30 pts per game, top 3 in scoring this season, lakers a 4th-6th seed, calling this season an easy 50+ wins.

          • DKWTTY

            I’ve read most articles here lately and I’ve seen some fans think we can get to the playoffs but I haven’t seen any say he’d score 30 a game. The ones who think we can win over 50 games are delusional though.

          • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

            hahahahaha… that’s not specifically true… maybe some guys just post that info out there to make fun …

          • SirHambone

            Sucks to be you!

          • DKWTTY

            Zach is that you back under another name? What sucks is your whore mother every night on the corner. Now fuck off.

      • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

        absolutely correct… real Lakers fans also loves basketball, and we know this game,.. we are not blind to what is and what is not… Kobe can still average 25 points… but, most likely at the 22 points level… and I would love for him to NOT average more than 30minutes.

        • Redemption Rain

          The last thing you said is a must! Kobe alone can’t and should not carry the team. I remember Kobe carrying this team to the playoffs and putting down good overall stat numbers just to see him injured before playing against the Spurs.

        • aet

          lol ESPN predicts kobe will score 25pts per game nxt yr, and yall are worse than espn

      • kb24

        if thats true then kobe will ave. 11-15ast, yes, he will still be a top3 player with 39-40 SP in MVP candidates lbj will be 26-6.5-.6.5 guy and KD will be better than last year since he is nearing his prime

        • Redemption Rain

          KB has never averaged 11-15 ast EVER in a season. Hell great PGs like prime Nash and prime Kidd never averaged 15 assist. You’re reaching dude. Kobe avg 6 asist at best this season.

    • DKWTTY

      Zach that you? Go eat a dick faggot.

  • kiko

    i am still believe that can kobe 22-30 points Average per game

    • Zach

      Is that you Yoda?

      • kiko

        haha star wars

  • kobe_824

    If kobe can carry this team into the playoffs that would be a big accomplishment and prove all the haters wrong. All I want from this team is to just make the playoffs and I will be happy.

  • Zach

    What a shame Kobe lacks the ability to set stats aside for the good of the team. He’ll be chasing the points record with gusto, wanting minutes and shots galore.

    • R0YJ

      He knows deep down no matter what he says in front of the camera, that the Lakers have no shot in hell to win this next 2 seasons, so I agree with what you say. Sad thing is, Byron Scott, the front office, or anybody else on the team, won’t have the balls to say or do something about it when he is shooting the team out of the game in many occasions.

      • Zach

        So true, Kobe supported his hiring probably knowing Scott will cater to whatever he wants to do. So the Lakers will lose, Bryant will get his points, and probably defend Scott to keep him as coach.

        • Darion Collet Martinez

          Hold on a just a minute, where the hell were u guys when Kobe tore his damn anchilles tendon to carry the Lakers to the playoffs? Kobe shoots out the game??? I’d rather the ball in Kobe’s hands any day cause he is the only damn one that has proven himself on that team. If u guys r Lakers fans then damn…it’s shaming cause u have no appreciation for the greatest Lakers ever.

          • Zach

            How does Kobe and his one MVP trump Kareem and his six MVPs as greatest Laker? Or Jerry West, ‘the logo’? Or Chamberlain, clearly more dominant than Bryant? Or Shaq, who was Batman to Kobe’s Robin? Get real.

          • Zach

            Not to mention Magic! Kobe’s barely in the Laker top 10.

          • DKWTTY

            You’re replying to yourself now or forgot to post under your other name, troll? All of those players said Kobe is the greatest Laker so kindly FUCK OFF for once! Barely in the Top 10? I sincerely hope you get hit by a semi truck and die slow.

          • Zach

            Why does it upset you so much that I think those other players are better? Your crush on Kobe is blinding your thinking and logic. 6 MVPs beats 1 every time, and Kareem even won more titles. Crap you’re one clueless clown.

          • DKWTTY

            Your hate for Kobe is blinding you from thinking rationally or maybe you’re just a retard. I don’t give a shit what KAREEM achieved dumbass. Kobe was/IS a Laker lifer and is the greatest Laker ever. MVP’s doesn’t make you the greatest for a franchise moron, it’s what you accomplished on and off the court for the team and what Kobe has done can’t be compared to anyone. Deal with it and gets Kobes dick out your mouth for once. GET A LIFE!

          • Zach

            On and off the court? Sounds like you’re giving Kobe bonus points for rape, not too bright. You’re so angry, why? It’s obvious Kareem and Magic were better and have the rings AND MVPs to prove it. And bringing in Kobe’s ‘off the court’ problems clearly just hurts your case. Christ you’re stupid.

          • DKWTTY

            Yup I sure am. Cause he raped that lying whore real good!! Is that why you hate him? That slut your sister or something? Hmmm don’t know many rape victims who decline to prosecute and take money instead, don’t know many rape victims who brag about their attackers penis size and having sex with him, don’t know many rape victims who had multiple mens sperm all up and through their vagina when they had their “rape test” done. Hmmm yeah sure.

            Anyway faggot I’m talking a global scale off the court in terms of making the Lakers popular, successful and relevant. You seem pretty stupid. Why? Your mother was a drunk whore perhaps? Who am I to argue with MAGIC in stating Kobe is the greatest Laker? You can think he isn’t but to say he isn’t even Top 10 is pure hatred. Get over it fuckface. How do you hate someone that much that you don’t even know? Again die slow. I can’t stand you. Idiot.

          • Zach

            I’ve never seen any other women get so upset over Kobe like you do. And you seem to be more full of hate than anyone. We both know Bryant’s a rapist, and unless you’re a true idiot and unable to do simple math, it’s clear that Magic and Kareem were better. You might be the most clueless little bitch I’ve ever seen in here, change your tampon and stop crushing on Rape Boy.

          • DKWTTY

            You mad bitch? Your constant lying and incorrect information posting ass is annoying. I sincerely hope you die. You annoy me that much. He is not a rapist. Post all your hateful rants about his basketball skills all you want but stop calling him a rapist because it’s NOT true. You sound like a klan member repeating that LIE that so many BLACK athletes and black men in general are accused of. You know full well he didn’t rape that whore. Go read the police reports and documents you disgusting lowlife degenerate. The whore admitted she lied! How about I shove a tampon down your dick swallowing piehole so you can shut the fuck up for once about “rape boy”! Why does he keep you so pressed? You jealous he didn’t rape you? Huh Zach? Typical RACIST white trash name.

          • Zach

            LOL, YOU want me to DIE, yet I’m the angry one? Root for a rapist if you like little fella, that’s your business. But how sad you have play the race card just because I’m owning you. Kobe Bryant, rapist, can’t be debated logically.

          • DKWTTY

            Because you are a racist. You’re a white trash loser whose probably fat, ugly and can’t get no bitches so you resort to hating on Kobe all day. You probably tried to play ball but failed miserably. You surely aren’t happy with life because everytime I’m on LN I see you on here hating. You’re a miserable little fuck and YES I hope you die slowly and painfully. It’s not the race card, it’s fact. Only butt hurt whiny little pig skinned boys like you pull that rape card in a basketball debate. DIE!

          • Zach

            You should probably take your meds again, might help? And I’m guessing you’re a redneck clown pretending to be black for some weird kick. I only mentioned ‘rape’ when you made the idiotic comment about his stellar ‘off the court’ life, btw, but we both know he raped her. It’s like Kobe only winning one little lonely MVP over all these years has made you both bitter and stupid. Get over it, Kareem and Magic–both black too by the way–were simply much better.

          • DKWTTY

            You can’t take what I just said to you and try and use it on me you weak little manchild. No you’re the racist redneck klan member perpetuating racial stereotypes online because you’re a sad excuse for a human being. I wasn’t talking about his personal life you illiterate baboon, I was talking about his global impact as a Lakers player. How do we know he raped her? Because I guarantee you didn’t read any of the documents and of course the KKK member conveniently skirts around the fact that she admitted she lied and had every Tom, Dick and Harry babies swimming in her vagina. I hope you’re murdered you racist scum.

          • Zach

            LOL, is this the ghost of Johnny Cochrane? You specifically said ‘off the court’ activities, bozo. Lying and stupidity appear to be your specialty, and you need to ask yourself why criticism of Kobe impacts you so deeply. Gay by any chance?

          • DKWTTY

            Yes DUMMY like going to China and expanding the Lakers brand. HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO SAY IT? I know cavemen are retarded but you take the cake! Why are you still alive? You haven’t killed your miserable self yet? Why does Kobe’s success upset you so much? He denied your advances by any chance? Aren’t you late for a Klan rally?

          • Zach

            Get a hanky, you’re going to rust your keyboard with tears. Kobe is a rapist, and I think that’s a terrible thing–but support it if you will! A-holes like you usually do.

          • DKWTTY

            Racist assholes like you will always think a rich successful black man would want to rape a busted ugly ass white bitch no matter how much evidence says otherwise. You’re a danger to society. You would prosecute a black man even if the whore herself admitted she lied. That’s scary. Now stop raping your keyboard and get a life KKK member.

          • Zach’s snatch destroyer

            why do u reply to this guy still? i’ve never seen a hater more dedicated to the lakersnation site then zach… its pointless to be going back and forth with him…

          • PleaseSeekHelpZack

            Because it’s funny to watch how dumb Zach is and how he gets owned all over the internet. Doesn’t it make you feel better knowing you aren’t that weird dude?

          • DKWTTY

            Like that other dude said because it’s satisfying to destroy the lies he posts constantly. People come here to read Lakers news and talk about the Lakers, not to read his personal butt hurt vendetta against Kobe Bryant.

          • Paul Pairazaman

            gay by any chance?it appears someone was rapped as a boy and holds it against any other just to make it a point ……true or not rapped boy?

          • Zach

            You sound a lot like your homophobic rapist hero, why am I not surprised? Now go rat out a friend to the police and assault a man in church, you’ll be even more like him.

          • Guest

            Who are you to accuse others of homophobia when you asked another poster if he was “gay by any chance”?

          • Paul Pairazaman

            cluelesss mother fucker ignore this slow retarded bitch if you know what I am saying

          • Paul Pairazaman

            magic not even close kareem good skills but soft just ask bruce lee 81 points proves it over and over

          • Zach

            So you agree that Chamberlain is the best Laker ever, having scored 100 in a game. I can roll with that.

          • Paul Pairazaman

            are you blind or dtupid? kobe is defitnely top 1 no lakers man ever can match him

          • Zach

            LOL, Kareem is well past him and so is Shaq, plus West and several others. One lone MVP is kind of sad for a supposed ‘legend.’

          • DocMD

            I think if hate boy zach is to die a slow death, semi maybe a bit much. I suggest something like a Leaf or Elantra should do it.

          • DKWTTY

            LMAO!

          • Darion Collet Martinez

            See why I didn’t reply to down right hatred…

          • tehabz

            Thank you! ! Seriously. .what they think!! They forgot the run he mad 2012 to push them to the play off by him self..alone.

          • Tina Moran

            I wonder if hate-boy Zach can say his shit straight to the Mamba’s face.

      • eret

        dude in kobe documentary, he is just waiting for his teammates to say theyre ready(to stepup) watch it on youtube, pau told kobe he is readty(circa 2008-2010),and thats why from that time on, he gives the ball to pau even last yr,kobe ALWAYS plays a 2 man game w pau especiallly against the bobcats

    • Barney Midas

      I actually thought the same thing until that game in Jan 2006 against the Raptors when Kobe scored 81 points. He could have easily went for 100+ points as a ball hog some people say he is. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for him to break that record Wilt set 44 years prior– But he didn’t. Totally changed my opinion of him.

  • vdogg

    hilarious how people on here — both lakers fans and laker haters — state their opinions and then punctuate it with something like, “this is a fact”. umm.. no, it’s not a fact. it’s conjecture.

    • Zach

      Is that a fact or just your opinion?

      • Yaya

        I often disagree with you Zach and typically resent you, but this made me laugh. Don’t tell anybody.

        • Zach

          Your secret is safe with me, and that’s a fact!

        • Truehere

          Dude, he didn’t get it.
          Let that pass. hahhahah

      • vdogg

        something that has not happened as yet is NOT a fact. try and keep up.

        • Zach

          That’s only your opinion, but it’s a known fact you’re a bit slow in the head.

          • vdogg

            ha. if i’m a “bit slow in the head”, you can’t fog a mirror.

          • Zach

            Another opinion, but it’s a fact you root for a rapist every season.

          • vdogg

            for as much as you’ve proven and continue to prove your incompetence on this site, it IS a fact. and who is this rapist you speak of?

          • Zach

            Google ‘Kobe Bryant rape incident’…surprised you never heard of it, he was clearly guilty…

          • vdogg

            untrue. you clearly know as little about the case as you do about basketball. maybe less, actually, and that’s REALLY saying something.

          • Zach

            LOL, I’ve played and watched more hoops than you ever will. But I guess since the Lakers have 16 banners that makes you a big winner–a champion bandwagon boy in fact. But sadly you will be claiming to be a lifetime Clips fan within a year.

          • vdogg

            what a waste of time playing and watching all that basketball was, because it obviously hasn’t done you any good. should have gotten your GED instead! and FYI i am a lakers fan and will always be a lakers fan, regardless of where they finish in the standings. do you even have a team that you support?

          • Guest

            Then why didn’t you present the evidence to the court?

  • tehabz

    I hope so

  • Frank

    How things have changed. Now everyone is just hoping for an 8th seed and they’ll be happy? Yeah, an 8th seed but only to be violated and laughably swept out 4-0 by the Spurs or whomever.

  • DKWTTY

    Sounds good if he can do that. He doesn’t need to play big minutes and he doesn’t need to score a lot because frankly this team really won’t be that great.

  • Tyree Jarman

    Kobe 25 per night EASY ….a post game and mid range game matched by very few….will get a lot of 3point looks as well this year

  • Spade

    Probably the most realistic point projection I’ve heard.

  • Zach

    Wow, some clown just told me Kobe is the best Laker ever based on his ‘off the court’ accomplishments. Yes, I’m still laughing.

    • DKWTTY

      You still talking to yourself nutcase? Why aren’t the nurses at the loony bin monitoring your online activity?

      • Zach

        Here he is now, the guy dumb enough to point out KB’s ‘off-court’ antics as the mainstay of his greatness. LOL, what a loser.

        • DKWTTY

          No faggot. I pointed out his global impact and how it benefited the Lakers. I also pointed out his on court accomplishments as well but racist cave men like you can’t read. This is LAKERS NATION. No one iS on YOUR side. DIE!

          • Zach

            I don’t care who’s on my side buttboy, I still own you. Shit, you could end up in the sequel to ’12 Years a Slave’ if I keep this up.

          • DKWTTY

            You don’t own shit but the title of a no life melanin deficient basement dweller loser. Is your mom out hooking on the corner to feed your fatass while you play e-gangster online Klan boy?

          • Zach

            Why would a Klan boy play a gangster game? You’re letting your lust for Rape Boy do your thinking for you, not too bright.

          • DKWTTY

            That didn’t even make sense you retard. Now get the fuck out of here before I cut some bacon off your back pig skinned racist devil

          • Bruce

            Hey douche bag, say it in Kobe’s face that he’s a rapist when you get the chance, don’t just run your mouth in here, no point if Kobe doesn’t see it. Stop hiding behind your little keyboard and man up dude, Kobe is not hard to find, just attend a Laker’s game and try to get as close as possible to the bench, call him out, when he turns his head, say it in his face.

          • SirHambone

            You are such angry little idiot aren’t you. Not enough attention at home right! I apologize for all of Laker Nation. We like to see Jealous Haters! Is it the titles or you just like crying out. How old are you and how many hours of sleep do you get?

    • UranusKicher

      Zach, you are truly a douchebag! I cant believe you of all people have the nerve to call someone else a clown! Smh You are the prime example of a true LOSER and HATER! You seem like the type of guy whos family doesnt even want anything to do with him.

      • Zach

        Nah, my family hates rapists too, they support me on that. And speaking of douches, even your screen name screams that you’re pathetic.

        • UranusKicher

          Do you even realize how stupid you look?

          • Zach

            But I’m schooling you, so if I look dumb…you must not have two IQ points to rub together.

          • UranusKicher

            FAIL

          • Zach

            Must be true if you use all caps, good point.
            KOBE = RAPIST

          • SirHambone

            Was that you! Did Kobe know? Did it hurt or did you like it? That’s why you cry on Laker Nation isn’t it. Poor child! Will not tell anyone. Your secret is safe with me. But can you tell me, are you really a girl or did you fool KB!

          • Zach

            I’m an orangutan, but that actually appealed to Kobe.

  • rik

    33 mpg 23 ppg, 5 rpg, 6apg, 1.5 stls, 0.3 blk, 48% FG, 38% 3pt, 85% FT

    • Zach

      LOL, so he’ll shoot better than ever when he lacks the quickness to get open any more? Good luck with that.

    • David

      He has never shot better than 46% and he did that in just one season; most likely by the time he retires the only record he will break is field goal attempts and not the all time points held by Kareem.

      MJ averaged just above .500 in field goals.

  • David

    This is best case scenarios ONLY! Don’t get fooled. What was KB’s average for all of six games last year? Less than 12 points. I would predict if he tries to prove people wrong that he can play defense then i would say around 15 points, if he plays no defense and just runs up and down the court disregarding his man then he might average 20 ppg.

    Most likely scenario is he will get hurt and play maybe 20 games.

    • Zach

      You’re making a lot of sense, so I doubt anyone will agree with you.

    • DKWTTY

      So six games is what you’re drawing your conclusions from. Stop eating paint chips and stop replying to yourself.

  • Zach

    34 mpg, 16.5 points, 4.5 assists, 4 TOs, 39% shooting.

    • Bruce

      stop hating dude

  • Zach

    What was worse, Reggie’s 2 for 18 finals game or Kobrick’s 6 for 24? I vote for Kobrick since it was a Game 7.

    • vdogg

      MJ’s 5-19 in game 6 vs SEA in ’96. abysmal.

    • SirHambone

      You are a HATER! Jealous of al the Banners! Sucks to be you!

    • RonniePee

      Either you’re really really dumb and have zero basketball knowledge or you are a typical Laker hater. I think its a combination of them all. Let’s not forget that Kobe had 15 rebounds in the game 7 VICTORY!!! Go sit down somewhere dummy!!!!

      • Zach

        Not a true win, and about 95% of fans see that as a hollow title. Kobe cost them the championship, and only the refs and the 20 FT discrepancy saved them. We both know that.

        • Guest

          From where did you get the 95 percent of fans stat?

  • Eroc

    He could average mid to high twenties, but at what cost? Injury? Development of the younger players? He should try to average high teens (isn’t that about what Magic averaged), and try to get the other guys going. Low twenties I think is too much. He’s too old to play hero-ball.

  • Bruce

    Kobe Bryant: 22PPG, 5 RPG, 5 APG, 1 SPG 2014-2015 season.

    • Bruce

      30-32 minutes per game

  • Matt Williams

    Why aren’t we talking about the Lakers on the verge of getting Eric Bledsoe? Why are we wasting time and energy on who’s the next to doubt us? Lakersnation need to get it together. I’ve said this before, I’ll say it again…. Lakersnation is starting to look like ESPN with these bogus irrelevant news.

  • Laker truth

    If kobe had 23 points in the last 5 mins of a game you really think he wouldn’t hit a three or get to the line … 21 to 23 is not a reasonable spread I say 21-25 he’ll probably avg. like 24.9 or 25.213 it’s just more probable than him getting 23 points and being like “oh I can’t hit one more shot every night …

  • kb24

    then i gues reggie will belong to the ESPN who will be shocked on kobe(26.5-5.5-6.5-1.2-0.3) look kobe gets achilles injury not hand,he will also b more passive since he will change his game ALOT,like magic mamba for the 1st half and black mamba for the 2nd half

  • Lakers Fan

    You do realize before Kobe was injured he was average 27 PPG… he’s had a full season to recover and rest, so if he’s 100% healthy I’m pretty sure he’ll still give you 30 & 40 point games some nights.

    Also, what was the point of the slideshow comparing him to LeBron at age 29?
    It’s pretty evident that whoever made it tried very hard to give favor to LeBron over Kobe saying “he won 3 championships alongside Shaq” when LeBron won 2 rings alongside Wade & Bosh…

    Wade won a ring without LeBron, LeBron never won without Wade.
    Bosh & Wade were both two all-stars when LeBron wanted to form in Miami, but Kobe only had Shaq so he generally had to be the offensive producer from the perimeter.

    Unlike LeBron who had Bosh in the post & Wade to carry him from the perimeter if he ever needed it.

    Everybody who watches basketball knows Kobe is a better scorer, shooter, and more skilled player than LeBron will ever be (it’s too late for him to match Kobe’s skill level at this time in his career) Kobe takes more 3′s than LeBron does so that “34% vs 33%” means nothing unless you see them play.

  • RonniePee

    Kobe will play 32 mpg and average 26ppg 6rpg and 6 apg. Kobe will have his most efficient year of his career. Just like Kobe adjusted to playing with a broken right index finger(Championship season) he’ll adjust to his limitations and we’ll see an even better Kobe at times. This is not the average NBA player we’re talking about.

  • CORKY CARROLL

    Less minutes will be a good thing, I am one of those that thought Dumbtoni wore him into the ground and that was the reason for the injury. 32 minutes and 23 points… sounds good to me. Go Kobe, Go Lakers

  • James Alverad

    Reggie Miller thinks Kobe will average 21-23 points per game I don’t think so that’s not Kobe. One year away from basketball with a lot critics behind his back. I’m shore he’ll average between 25-27 per game, I do agree with his minute reduce perhaps between 34-36min that will be great. I like to see KB play 3-4 more years after this coming season and hopefully past Kareem for the all time scoring record.

  • RonniePee

    Of course they were less than average without their best player. The Clippers have recently had some success and you think that y’all are really doing something huh???? 3 years of winning doesn’t overshadow 20 years of garbage!!! Get 1 title and then you can post again. ClippersRunLA???? Hahahahahahahahaha!!!!

  • CLIPPERSRUNLA

    Why u posting about the Clippers on a Lakers site? Troll

  • RonniePee

    Because of your dumb ass name!!!!! Why are u even on this site????

  • Matt Williams

    Stop replying to me. I don’t know you.

  • CLIPPERSRUNLA

    So you have no clue HOW the Lakers can get Bledsoe, yet you are pissed off that “people are not talking about the Lakers on the verge of getting Eric Bledsoe.”

    funny stuff, typical uneducated Lakerfan

  • Matt Williams

    Why are you so worried about the Lakers. You are a dumbass clipper bandwagon fan. You are pathetic. How long have you been a fan? 2011 right? I bet you get beat up on a daily basis.

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