Last year, Kobe Bryant showed all of us that while he was a great player, he was clearly entering the very final years of his long career.
His shooting percentage dropped, his turnovers went up and his defensive play left much to be desired.
This season, Kobe knows it could be his last chance to raise a Lakers championship banner.
He is virtually carrying the team, as they try to find a formula that works and new ways to win. Through the all injuries and the coaching issues, Kobe has been the one putting in the work.
While I don't think his current pace will last, I do think that this year will be a significant improvement over the last.
Hopefully, with Nash now running the show, Kobe will get less looks, but they will be better ones.
Less misses and more makes would make every fan in LA happy.