It’s the middle of the offseason and he only played 6 games last year for the Lakers.  I preface that I’m not jumping to any conclusions, we saw this with Derek Jeter back in 2012 and look how well he’s doing...  The camera isn’t generally kind to aging athletes rehabbing from major injury, bad angle etc...

A shirtless photo has surfaced from the 35-year-old Kobe Bryant’s European vacation and shows that he may not be in midseason form.

Yes, the photo might have been altered by photoshop.  I’m not a photoshop expert but I remember the Lena Dunham Vogue controversy and that skilled photo shoppers can easily ‘tweak’ someone’s appearance. 

However, for the moment I’m going to pretend that the photo is completely legitimate and enjoy that the Lakers $48.5 million two guard has transformed into the Snack Mamba and that the only dunk contest he could win right now involves shrimp at Red Lobster.

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