Kobe Needs to Look at Himself First, Asking Lonzo Ball for Something he did not also Achieve in his First Year
Kobe Bryant is already getting impatient with the Lakers and Lonzo Ball
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Recently, the legendary Kobe Bryant of the Los Angles have spoken about how he feels about the current state of the Lakers and he had some good but mostly criticism about the team and Lonzo Ball.
Kobe Bryant is one of the best players of the Los Angeles Lakers and is considered to be at the same level as Michael Jordan. Averaging as high as 35 points for the whole season, Kobe together had been a leader for the Lakers for a long time together with Shaq and other great players whom he was partnered with.
Now at 39 years old, he got something to say about Lonzo Ball and the Lakers:
"We never thought, 'OK, we're gonna win four years from now.' We really thought, 'This is our year. We're gonna get this done. We're gonna push, push, push, push, push, get better now.' And in the process of having that kind of impatience, you develop. If you're just patiently going about it, you'll never get there. For players, it's a kind of patient impatience."- Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant wants the Lakers to start winning and with the current record of the Lakers, it isn't exactly what they thought. Lonzo Ball was one of the players who is considered to be a big piece of that winning team but Ball was just too inconsistent and just didn't have that fire to take over games, at least not yet. Averaging 8 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assist Lonzo ball isn't exactly showing up as advertised and the worst part is, his shooting is at a measly 31%.
Kobe Brant was not good right off the gates
Kobe Bryant demands the team to get better now but he himself was not that good of a player to start with, in fact, his points, assists, rebounds and still, averages in his rookie year was lower than Lonzo Ball. Averaging 7.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.6 assist Kobe didn't start great.
Through time, Kobe Bryant has earned his spot and continued to grow and developed that Mamba Mentality that we all know now. Who can blame him, unlike Kobe, there was just too much expectation and opportunity given to Lonzo Ball and right now he is just not performing to it.