At 33-years-old, Kobe Bryant is playing some of the best basketball of his career. During the two Lakers playoff games, the 13-year veteran has scored 31 and 38 points.
This regular season, Kobe played in 58 of the 66 games, and at almost 28 points per game, it was his highest mark since 07/08.
Despite the success, Kobe shot only 43 percent from the field, which was is third-lowest mark in his 13-year career.
He did battle the injury bug and missed time towards the end of the year. Every year it seems like he is playing through another injury.
So the question looming is, can Kobe continue to carry his team deep into the playoffs?
Without a doubt that answer is yes, but how efficiently will he create his shot? If Kobe can get to the line and continue to play well, the Lakers will be a tough match-up.
However, if Kobe continues to jack up shots and tries to put the team on his back, it may be a shorter-than-expected postseason run.