Is it just us or does Kobe seem heavier these days?
A picture has surfaced on NBC Sports showing what appears to be Kobe Bryant...with some extra mass around the waist. The picture, retrieved from this Twitter account, shows the sidelined Los Angeles Lakers' star in a vacation of sorts.
The source article is quick to admit though that while Kobe surely had the chance to gain weight, the photo can be misleading or could have been altered. A notorious gym rat, this is probably the most out-of-shape we've seen the Black Mamba—if the picture is indeed true.
So what do you think guys? Has Kobe Bryant adopted the ways of Charles Barkley or will he come close to achieving his sixth ring next season? All we know is, he won't be able to match Michael Jordan's title count if he's going to come into the season in the sort of shape that Shaq once did.