Photo: A Perfect Illustration of Kobe Bryant’s Court Vision During Lakers Games

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant is arguably the greatest basketball player we’ve seen since Michael Jordan. Nobody can ever take away his accomplishments, despite their personal feelings towards him and how he plays the game.

That being said, Bryant’s unique knack for passing up open teammates in order to launch up ill-advised jumpers is just as much a part of his legacy as his five championship rings.

Coming off a game where he fired up 21 shots -- including, hilariously enough, the eventual go-ahead bucket -- after missing his first 15, it feels appropriate to post this picture of what Bryant sees when he’s on the court:

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It explains so much, doesn’t it?

(Kudos to @mdotbrown for the find)

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