Kobe Bryant is 36 years old. He has been in the NBA over half of his life, which is almost inconceivable in itself, and he's returning from a devastating knee injury that cost him pretty much an entire season. ESPN.com ranked him the 40th best player in the league -- and that's preposterous.
Things in Lakerland have been coming together these past few weeks, and Laker Nation is beginning to buzz. Once the postseason comes along, no one will be looking forward to playing Kobe Bryant and his Lakers.