The Los Angeles Lakers are 1-9 – the worst start in team history – but Kobe Bryant is still second in the league in scoring. The 36-year-old dropped 44 points on the Warriors Sunday on 15-of-34 shooting, bringing his field goal percentage to 37%. Bryant broke the NBA record for most missed field goals in NBA history last week, but according to Bryant, he simply can’t sit back and watch crime happen.
After the Lakers lost to Golden State, Bryant compared taking so many shots to fighting crime.
“Obviously I’d rather get guys involved early, but, you know… how many blocks, a purse gets stolen in front of you how many blocks are you going to let the guy run? You can chase him down, keep him in sight yourself and wait for the authorities to get there, or you can decide to let him run and wait for the authorities to get there. It’s a tough thing…. I’m just trying to keep us in the game. I’d rather not have to do that, but we can’t just sit back and watch crime happen.”Kobe’s probably getting sick of answering the same questions after every game, but he keeps delivering astounding answers.