5 Things Reeling L.A. Lakers Need from Kobe Bryant Besides Scoring

Life has been anything but good for the Los Angeles Lakers. As of their 117-110 loss to the Utah Jazz, they're 9-12 and once again searching for consistency beyond Kobe Bryant's ability to score the rock.

The question is, what do the reeling Lakers need from Kobe besides scoring?

There is no way around how dominant a force Bryant can be on the offensive side of the ball. Once again, he leads the NBA in scoring with 28.6 points per game and recently became the fifth member of the 30,000-point club.

With that being said, Kobe's greatest contributions will come in areas other than shooting the basketball. So where should we look for Bryant to contribute?

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