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Old 08-29-2007, 06:06 PM   #10
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Default Re: A question about Kobe

After the first game of this FIBA tournament Kobe's quickness/explosiveness on offense has looked no different to me than last season. It's defense where he's looked far quicker compared to the last 3-4 seasons(of course, he's also trying on D this time around so that's part of it too). As far as how long I believe his current athleticism will last; all great athletes get noticeably slower and less explosive once they pass 30 and I expect Kobe to be no different. Given his amazing skill level though I see him remaining a Top 5 player in the league for 3-4 more years(assuming he avoids major injury). But not farther than that. He IS injury prone and has a lot more mileage on his body then your average 33 year old.

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