Bouncing back nicely from his Friday night horror show against the San Antonio Spurs, Kobe Bryant erupted for a season-high 44 points Sunday night in just 31 minutes of work.

Unfortunately for Bean, his Los Angeles Lakers teammates could not keep up with the visiting Golden State Warriors, and were blown out 136-115 as their nightmarish season continues.

Kobe says he has no choice but to keep launching shots.

Per the LA Times:

“I’d rather not have to do that, but you can’t just sit back and watch a crime happen in front of you,” he said. “I’m more than willing to sit back. If you think I want to shoot as many times or be as aggressive at 36 years old, you’re freaking crazy.”