If there’s one thing about Kobe Bryant, it’s that he’s brutally honest even when talking about himself.  Through three games Bryant has looked older, slower, without the same lift after his injuries. He’s averaged 17 shots a game, hitting 31.4 percent of them (20.7 percent from three where he’s launching more than nine shots a night), and he’s struggling on defense. He assessed his performance last night after a 3-of-15 shooting and loss to Dallas, and he didn’t hold back.

“I’m 200th best player in the league right now. I freaking suck.”  That’s a reference to ESPN’s NBA rank, which placed him as the 93rd best this season.  “I just can’t make a shot,” said Bryant.

“Maybe. Just playing like s— right now, that’s all,” Bryant said. “I’m getting the shots I want. Just got to make them.”

Bryant, 37, didn’t blame fatigue or his health or shot selection.

“At some point you’ve just got to say to hell with all of that and just figure out how to put the ball in the hole,” Bryant said.

When asked how the Lakers could turn around their poor start, Bryant said, “Well, if I could make a damn shot, that would help. I suck right now.”

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source: ProBasketballTalk