Kobe Bryant looked tired during the latter stages of Game 3. He wasn’t sharp in any facet of the game, particularly while making only 5 of 10 free throws. Here’s more on Bryant, who disagreed with the suggestion that he had hit the wall as a marathon runner might during the final miles of the 26.2-mile race:
“As far as me hitting the wall, so what if I did? I didn’t but so what if I did?” Bryant said during a formal press conference after the team’s workout today.
“What does it mean if you did?” a reporter asked.
Bryant: “It means nothing.”
Bryant: “Because I’ll run straight through it.”
For the record, Bryant scored 31 points on 11-for-25 shooting in a little more than 40 minutes Tuesday. He made only 5 of 10 free throws. However, he scored 14 points on 4-for-15 shooting in the game’s final three quarters.