He should just play the top 39 to settle this
Kobe Bryant isn’t having a great week. He found out one of the only teammates he can rely on to be an offensive option will miss a considerable amount of time to start the season, and ESPN calculated that there are 39 players in the NBA better than him. He wasn’t happy about his previous ranking of 25, so you can only imagine how he reacted when he was listed as #40. In fact, you don’t need to use your imagination anymore. The Black Mamba has spoken.
Kobe on ESPN ranking him 40th best player: “I’ve known for a long time that they’re a bunch of idiots.”
— Bill Oram (@bill_oram) October 17, 2014
You didn’t expect otherwise, did you? We’re less than two weeks away from the start of the season. Do yourselves a favor and watch the Lakers’ first few games. Something tells us there may be a few statement games from Mr. Bryant early on.