Despite suffering a bruised foot in training camp, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is off to the most efficient start of his career.
Through six games, Bryant is averaging 27.2 points a game while shooting 55.9% from the field, 44% from three-point range and 90.5% from the line.
To put that in perspective, Bryant's best year from the field was in 2008-9 when he shot 46.7% from the field. His career high from behind the arc (38.3%) was in 2002-3. He converted 86.8% from the line in 2006-7.
Bryant has averaged more points per game in a season but never with this level of accuracy.
He's also neck and neck with James Harden (27.8 points per game) and Carmelo Anthony (27.3 points) for the early league-wide scoring lead.