Frustration already appears to be sinking in for Kobe Bryant.
Bryant and the Lakers fell to 3-10 with an embarrassing 140-106 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night. In the process, Bryant had another miserable shooting night — which has become the norm this season.
One Bryant shot in particular stands out above the rest. Before things got too out of hand, the Lakers were trailing by nine points midway through the second quarter. Inexplicably, Bryant attempted a 35-foot 3-point attempt with one hand in his face.
Now, you might be thinking to yourself, he must have been trying to beat the shot clock, right? Wrong. As you can see in the replay, the ball gets to the rim with 4 seconds left on the shot clock — or plenty of time to, you know, pass the ball.
“Pass the ball” isn’t really in Bryant’s vocabulary this season. Byrant finished 6-for-22 from the field and now has a 37.8 shooting percentage this season, which is about 8 percentage points below his career average.
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