Jerry West: ‘Painful for me’ to watch Kobe Bryant


We’ll give future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant credit – at least he knows his best basketball is behind him, as he’ll call it quits after this season.

And Los Angeles Lakers legend Jerry West couldn’t agree more…

In 2015, Kobe is playing in his worst statistical output of his career so far; and yes, it’s hard to watch when you’ve seen just how good he was in his prime.

It has been painful for me to watch him. It bothers me,” West said, per Reuters.

“A lot of people will remember him for how he’s playing now. I won’t…. As you get older, you just can’t react as you used to. There are little moments where your body betrays you. The way he plays now is just not something I’m familiar with.”

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