Kobe Bryant's place in the annals of basketball history is already set with five NBA championships to his name and he's a lock to be a Hall of Famer.
But there's no arguing that "Father Time" seems to be getting the best of the 37-year-old during the early stages of this NBA season. Bryant called himself "the 200th best player in the league" and said "I freaking suck" after shooting 3-of-15 in a Los Angeles Lakers' loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday and followed that by jacking up two airballs as part of a 4-of-11 shooting performance in another loss to Denver on Tuesday night.
NBA fans are definitely taking notice of Bryant's struggles to the point where Sports Illustrated's The Cauldron even made an NBA Jam video-game spoof to illustrate the lack of the Black Mamba's venom on the court so far.
The clip has the throwback game providing sarcastic commentary such as "not a chance," "WTF," "I can't even," "at least he's not hurt," "he's cooling down," and "he should retire" after Bryant's character misses shots.
Bryant has been shooting just 32.3 percent from the field and 20.6 percent beyond the arc with the Lakers winless through four games. Oof!
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