Bryant also said the Lakers’ struggles after a 2-12 start are more than just about his level of play. “We have bigger problems,” Bryant said. “I could be out there averaging 35 points a game and we would be, what, 3-11? We’ve got to figure out how to play systematically in a position that’s going to win us ballgames.”
Dwyane Wade is now among the top 50 scorers in NBA history. Wade has passed Dale Ellis for 50th on the league’s all-time list. Ellis scored 19,004 points in his career; Wade’s free throw with 3:10 left in the second quarter of Miami’s game with Philadelphia on Saturday night gave the perennial All-Star guard 19,005 for his career.