nottiredInside The Lakers: Kobe Bryant looked tired during the latter stages of Game 3. He wasn’t sharp in any facet of the game, particularly while making only 5 of 10 free throws. Here’s more on Bryant, who disagreed with the suggestion that he had hit the wall as a marathon runner might during the final miles of the 26.2-mile race:

“As far as me hitting the wall, so what if I did? I didn’t but so what if I did?” Bryant said during a formal press conference after the team’s workout today.

“What does it mean if you did?” a reporter asked.

Bryant: “It means nothing.”

Reporter: “Because?”

Bryant: “Because I’ll run straight through it.”

For the record, Bryant scored 31 points on 11-for-25 shooting in a little more than 40 minutes Tuesday. He made only 5 of 10 free throws. However, he scored 14 points on 4-for-15 shooting in the game’s final three quarters.

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  • ClipperRon

    just like he did when he first played shaq, what was the result he fell on his bottom just like he would fall if he crashes into the new superman!!!!!

  • 123kid

    ^dude stfu! kobe has played more games than any of your clippers played in an entire season. better yet, i think kobe has played more games than any of your clippers played in their entire career as individuals.

  • ed

    maybe if he didn’t jack up 27 shots, he wouldn’t be so tired. PASS THE BALL KOBE!!!! There’s no one else I would rather take the last shot, but he just does not know or unwilling to pass the ball to Gasol to set up the offense. It’s not a coincidence that Lamar plays poorly when Kobe takes so many shots, most of them out of the offense. He DOES NOT HAVE TO SCORE 40-50 points for the Lakers to win. Don’t worry Kobe you will be the Finals MVP, just let the rest of your team mates contribute to the championship.