Kobe Bryant is not looking like the Kobe Bryant we thought we knew, so far this season. He’s still averaging 15.8 points, 2.5 assists and 4.0 rebounds, but it’s been rough out there. For all we know, by next week the Black Mamba could be back at the top of his game, but right now he and the Lakers are struggling mightily. After losing to the Nuggets at home last night, Los Angeles sits at 0-4. In his post-game comments, Kobe acknowledged that Laker fans should go ahead and “freak out.”

From Eric Pincus of the LA Times: