Kobe Bryant entering twilight zone

Kobe feels he still has elite years to come; so do some observers

Updated: May 19, 2011, 4:42 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

He is, in any other world but the one he has owned the past two decades, a young man. Thirty-two years old. Strong. Wealthy. And entering the stage of life where what's behind you finally feels solid and safe.

In any other world but the NBA, Kobe Bryant's life would be about to take off.

But with 15 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and more than 40,000 minutes already recorded on his odometer, he's instead reached the point in his career where he might begin to drop off. ...

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