Bryant looked pretty tired out on the court on Sunday during the Lakers 108-101 loss against the Sacramento Kings, who are currently playing with an intern coach. Bryant only played 38 minutes, and during those 38 minutes, he missed 22 of 30 shots and had nine turnovers. Those missed shots and turnovers could have turned the game in the Lakers favor. But it just was not happening for the Laker on Sunday. The Lakers need a fit Kobe, and they need a few other players to step up a bit.
Los Angeles Lakers coach Bryron Scott discussed the possibility of Kobe taking a break after the loss. He said he would have to consult with the Laker’s star about how much rest he needed. Coach Bryron Scott seemed to think taking a game or two off would do Kobe some good, as well as reducing his overall playing minutes. Sometimes, your body just needs a break.
Bryant is only averaging 37.7 shooting from the field and is putting up around 24.6 points a game. This is his lowest shooting percentage of his career. For the past 18 seasons, his shooting percentage has never been under 40%. Maybe a break from the court will do Kobe and the Lakers some good.