Kobe Bryant: 'I freaking suck'

Kobe Bryant is starting his 20th year with the Los Angeles Lakers and it has not gone how he envisioned. He was not happy after a 103-93 loss to the Dallas Mavericks and let himself have it. "I'm the 200th best player in the league right now," Bryant said, in a video posted to Lakers.com. "I freaking suck."

Maybe he's playing so poorly because he's trying to get the young players on this team some much needed experience in big games. Sophomore Julius Randle led the team in the Dallas game with 22 points and 15 boards while Kobe had 15 points on 3-of-15 shooting.

Bryant's averages so far this season: 17.3 points, 1.7 assists, 17 field goal attempts, 31% shooting, 20% from three. Those are certainly much lower than he was expecting from himself even in his 20th season playing pro ball.