Watching Bryant take off from where he did, though, you had to wonder if he was actually going to make it all the way to the rim at his old age, but the guard made sure it was a no-doubter and showed he still has plenty of pep in his step.
Iguodala certainly has a point about the play of Bryant, who has mostly defied all odds this season – team struggles be damned. It’s hard to see the league leader in scoring retire in two years when he is still capable of playing at such a high level, even at the age of 34. In fact, there’s a case to be made here that this has been one of his best statistical seasons of all time in terms of offensive efficiency. Indeed, Bryant has a true shooting percentage of 59.4 percent – a career high.