There is no one more dedicated than the Black Mamba.

The Press-Enterprise: Kobe Bryant remained on the court well after the Lakers’ practice Thursday, shooting. And shooting. And shooting.

Bryant was 2 for 10 from the field in Wednesday’s 98-95 exhibition win over Sacramento in Las Vegas, and is 4 for 28 — a .143 shooting percentage — in the three exhibitions. But that wasn’t what prompted the extra shooting work.

“I’ve been doing it,” Bryant said. “I normally do it before practice, here three and a half, four hours before practice. Today I wanted to make sure my legs were fresh for the scrimmage, so we did it after practice instead.”

As he works his way back into form after offseason arthroscopic surgery to clean up a troublesome right knee, Bryant said he’s not frustrated by his shooting to date.

“I don’t think it’s ever been frustrating,” he said. “I understand it’s a process. I’ve been through it before. It’s all natural to me.”

Coach Phil Jackson couldn’t recall having a star player struggle to a similar extent in a previous training camp, be it with the Bulls or Lakers, but seemed unconcerned.

“He’s playing without being quite ready,” Jackson said. “He’s trying to get some of it in game situations without having the ability to practice and do all the things that lead up to that.”

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  • Alex

    Always doin’ work

  • lakers0828

    I can see Pau Gasol Leading the Lakers to a Championship if Kobe is Not Kobe by the end of NOV

    • sternsucks

      sorry but no pau can’t. we need kb at the top of his game.

    • keepon_keepinon18

      Pau can only do so much though. People say the real MVP of the Lakers is Pau but they fail to take into account how much different it is to guard the Lakers with Kobe on the court versus without Kobe on the court. In other words, Pau wouldn’t be able to have big games without Kobe drawing the defense (even if he is just standing there without the ball on the court).

    • Robert.

      Well, Pau had a chance to lead a team to a championship (don’t forget the Grizzlies). I do recall he would do damage against the Lakers whenever we played him – he was a one man wrecking machine. But didn’t have enough to get a championship.
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      Shaq needed Kobe, and Pau needs Kobe. However, I’m sure Pau will have some ‘winning’ games with ‘less than 100%’ Kobe around.

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    HOW IS THIS NEWS?WHEN YOU TURN IN A 2 FOR 10 PERFORMANCE….WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO DO BUT WORK ON YOUR WEAK-ASS AIRBALL SHOT.

  • si pepe