Updated 06:12 AM EST, Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Kobe Bryant Recognizes that He 'Sucks' at Basketball Right Now

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Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant recognized his recent shortcomings in basketball saying that he sucks at the sport.

The remark, according to Los Angeles Times, came after the Lakers lost to the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday with a 103-93 score.

Bryant reportedly missed 12 of his 15 shots during the game. "I suck right now. I'm the 200th-best player in the league right now," Bryant said in the Los Angeles Times report.

It was noted that he has struggled with his shooting especially on the three-point line, only being able to shoot six of 29 attempts.

"Guys are getting me the ball, they're making great passes. It's their job to facilitate and it's my job to finish. I've just got to do the responsible thing and make 'em," he added.

In a similar USA Today report, Bryant expressed dismay of not being able to make his shots.

"I just can't make a shot. I'm getting the shots I want. I'm just not making them. D'Angelo [Russell]'s putting me in the right spots and stuff like that. I've got to capitalize for him, that's all If I could make a damn shot, that would help," he added.

Perhaps, the Lakers star is also feeling the pressure since his team has started with a 0-3 record for consecutive seasons.

"They lost their first five games last season and ended with their worst record ever (21-61)," added The Daily Telegraph.

Early last month, ESPN ranked Bryant at No. 93 on the 2015 NBA Rank.

The sports website said they asked a panel to vote on who will be the players expected to improve for the 2015-2016 season.

"To decide, voters had to consider both the quality and quantity of each player's contributions to his team's ability to win games," added the same report noting that a group of 100 respondents had to choose among 30,000 players.

ESPN detailed that Bryant, who ranked No. 40 last year, was given a 43.0 score since he just played 41 games for the past two seasons.

"At this stage, he has turned into a parody of himself, with seemingly every field goal attempt coming 'against all odds' as Bryant dominates the ball during possessions and often shoots long jumpers against," added the same report.

SB Nation noted that this is a huge dip for Bryant from last year but said that the ranking does not anymore matter.

"Kobe could be ranked anywhere, by any site, and it wouldn't hold much weight either way until we actual get a chance to see him play," the same report added.

Bryant is believed to have received such low ranking because of the injuries he previously suffered.

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