After Kobe Bryant’s 30 points against the Charlotte Bobcats he has become the oldest player to score 30 plus points in seven straight games.
The only other players in NBA history to get anywhere near the feat was Kareem Abdul-Jabar and Michael Jordan who saw their run come to an end after five.
In his twilight years Kobe continues to impress and knock down points, at the age of 34 he leads the leagues scoring charts scoring 29.5 points per game. The last time the Black Mamba failed to reach the 30 point mark was in early December against the New Orleans Hornets, where he could only find the 29 points. Amazingly if he could have found that elusive point his stretch of games would have reached 10 by now.
Out of the first 26 matches this season, 15 of them Kobe has recorded 30 points and for people complaining that he is shooting the ball far too often, he is hitting 47% of his shots.
When Steve Nash returns to the floor it will be interesting to see what will happen to Kobe’s numbers. With Nash’s ability to open up the court and find open look shots for his team mates could be used to only help what Kobe has been doing so far, on the other hand Nash will open shots for more players and will be an extra shooting threat therefore limiting what Kobe does. It is beginning to get exciting down in LA and fans can not wait to see what the return of Nash will bring, well there is not long to wait now.
Kobe and the Lakers look to continue their own win run on Saturday when they play the Golden State Warriors and Kobe will only be interested in collecting the wins and reaching the .500 mark.