Kobe Bryant featured in NBA Live 15 trailer

So much for all the talk that Kobe Bryant will play conservatively this season in hopes to delay Father Time. The NBA Live 15 trailer that was released on Tuesday showcases Bryant where he is aggressively driving to the basket. Bryant then makes a sweeping underhanded left-handed layup while drawing contact from his defenders, the kind of difficult shot that Bryant has continuously perfected.

Yet, the conventional wisdom suggested Bryant would play differently after playing in only six games last season because of overlapping injuries to his left Achilles tendon and left ankle, Bryant will play heavily in the post where he can showcase his fundamentals. With the help of Lakers coach Byron Scott, Bryant will play far fewer minutes than the 38 minutes he had averaged in the two previous seasons before his injuries. Bryant will also become more of a facilitator both to ensure a balanced offense and to ease the burden.

Perhaps.

Yet, Bryant may become both determined to score by attacking the basket. Both to prove he still has plenty left in the tank and to help his team win.

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