Originally Posted by Jameerthefear
That's not realistic. At all. He put up 13.8/6/4 and 6 turnovers per game this year. It didn't look like he was speeding up much either. When Rose was playing like shit people were saying it would take him 30-40+ games to get back into his rhythm. It's the exact thing for Kobe, and when you consider he's older, slower, and less athletic it makes your prediction seem hilarious.
He put those numbers up over 6 games, you idiot, after coming back from a potential career-ending injury and was also out of shape. If he can put up 14/6/4 under those conditions, what do you think he can put up after an extra 4-6 months of rehab/work on his Achilles as well as being in shape for the season? Are you honestly that thick to believe that he'll put up the statistics you suggested if he is fully healed and and physically fit?
I know you're used to underachieving due to being a Magic fan and a pathetic excuse of a human being, but medically, Kobe will be 100% at the start of the season unless something happens during training camp. He may be less athletic but for the past 4-5 years, his game has not been based on athleticism. You should know that after he raped you pathetic franchise in the 2009 NBA Finals.