Like most of you, I had my doubts at the beginning of the season. How was this guy going to bounce back from a mediocre 25ppg season which saw him and the Lakers get bounced in the 2nd round, his knee and finger issues, the torn ligament on his shooting hand, the divorce with his wife of 10 years, and departure of Phil Jackson, Lamar Odom and the triangle offense system.
But low and behold, the mamba is back in full fledged legacy mode. To quote Gilbert Arenas from 06-07, this guy is shooting and making shots over guys like they aren't there. He currently has 4 straight 40+ games, I believe this is the most since his 02-03 season. Let me remind you folks that that was almost 10
years ago. What's incredible is his game continues to look more refined each year. In his 16th season in the NBA, the hunger and killer instinct in this one looks as strong as ever. I can now see why all of these problems aren't discouraging him, this guy truly loves the game and wants to prove to everyone that he's still the best. That's something we should all respect.