The Lakers got their first win of the season last night in Brooklyn, and even though Kobe Bryant led the team with 18 points, he had another poor shooting night (5-for-16 FG).
Kobe’s struggles have been one of many hot topics early in the season. He’s shooting 32 percent from the field and 21 percent from three. After his 3-for-15 effort against Dallas last Sunday, Kobe’s rookie teammate D’Angelo Russell, who just scored his career-high 16 points in the win on Friday night, apparently offered some advice to the 20-year veteran. Kobe’s reaction was priceless and unsurprising.
From Shahan Ahmed of NBC LA:
Video: Kobe Bryant laughed about rookie D’Angelo Russell trying to console him at practice pic.twitter.com/Oa7wiwUodx
— Shahan Ahmed (@shahanLA) November 7, 2015
This ain’t the first time I went 3-for-15 my man.
Kobe’s young teammates only want to see him playing at a high level. That may or may not be the best thing for them as they’ll probably continue the need to succumb to his presence on the floor. The adjustment is Kobe’s to make, but he’s a scorer first. That won’t ever change, and the only way scorers know how to get out of a shooting funk is to keep shooting.