Originally Posted by bdreason
Kobe has the skills to play with reduced atheleticism.
Agreed. Kobe will still put up good numbers with or without great athletism because of the skills he has developed over his career. I'm not sure whether or not he looks quicker, but I don't see him being any slower as of now, and I'm not too worried about whether he started to decline soon, because his game won't decline as fast as his athletism.