install theme

« I think the system has a lot to do with it. The floor is spaced out a little bit more. I can penetrate to the basket and get to the free throw line a lot more. I think, really, it’s just I had more lanes to the basket. We don’t have people on the block, on the post all the time, so it enables me to drive to the rim and draw fouls, get to the free throw line a lot. Outside of that, I’m just a bad motherfucker. »

- Kobe Bryant on his improved offensive efficiency this season

Of note: Kobe is shooting 51 percent overall so far this season (his previous career best was 46.9 percent in 2001-02), 41.5 percent from the three-point line (his previous career best was 38.3 percent in 2002-03) and 87.4 percent from the foul line (his previous career best was 86.8 in 2006-07). He also has shot 50 percent or better in 10 out of the Lakers’ 14 games, so his accuracy has been consistent. And with 17.1 percent of the season in the books, the sample size has grown to the point where this can’t just be an aberration. [source] (via foreverla)