Because it doesn't look like its happening this year. His numbers are MVP like (Even though its early) and i dont really see him slowing down. His fg% is up as well...
Even MJ declined. So, yes.
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The blood transfusion or w/e he got done in Germany seems to be helping him. The assumption that Kobe would be done after x amount of years in the NBA was ridiculous. Whether you were in the NBA or in college you were going to be pushing your body to the max in practice or games.
Jordan was in his second tier prime in his mid 30s and there is no reason to not think Kobe can do something similar, although a championship will be much more difficult.
I guess once Kobe is 36 going on 37, he'll be nearly unrecognizable, he could still be effective but will play with a reduced role.
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Well in my opinion he's already declined. Last year proved it. The amount of shots he needed to get to his Kobe #'s was staggering. Hopefully he uses this season as an opportunity to take a step back. Let Nash run the show and save himself for the 4th quarter. I think we can all agree what he's doing now is an aberration.
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He has been on the decline! Look at his numbers last year.
Kobe clearly hasn't been in his Prime since 2010 and I thought his 2011 and 2012 seasons were pretty crappy.
This year he has been very impressive so far however you think he is an MVP candidate?
I don't think so.
There is more to the game then just individual scoring.
He has been terrible defensively, he is turning the ball over at a terrible rate and he is barely creating for others at all.
He is very efficent right now, but last year what he shoot 43% or something like that. I still expect 25-5-3 type numbers on 45% shooting, something in that range.
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