Seriously, no problem for Kobe Bryant. None.
The score at the end of one quarter at the Verizon Center on Sunday afternoon was 19-15.
That's Kobe Bryant 19, Washington Wizards 15.
Sure, the Wiz blew Kobe out the rest of the way (76-11, in fact), but they never recovered from a 15-point deficit to, you know, the actual team they were playing, and they never really had an answer for the man my buddy Mays affectionately refers to as "the Kobe."
The Kobe's line for the day:
10-for-15 shooting, 2-for-5 from deep, 8-for-11 from the line, 30 points, 7 boards, 2 assists
Four other Lakers scored at least 12 points, and the Kobe's team shot an excellent 56.7 percent from the field en route to cruising to a 103-91 win. As was discussed in this space yesterday, the actual addition of Pau Gasol means plenty to this team, but it's the added motivation for KB24 that makes them super-duper scary.
The man is very special.