Kobe Bryant: 'I'm the 200th best player in the league right now. I freakin' suck'
Kobe Bryant has gone 3-of-15 from the floor in the loss to Dallas - and 13-of-36 in the Lakers' first three games of the season. AP

A MISFIRING Kobe Bryant didn't wait to hear the obvious from his biggest critics.

Shortly after the Los Angeles Lakers' loss to the Dallas Mavericks, the third leading scorer in NBA history was highly critical of a performance that saw him finish with 15 points on 3-of-15 shooting from the field.

"I’m the 200th best player in the league right now. I freakin’ suck," Bryant told reporters in comments first tweeted by Baxter Holmes of ESPN.

The LA star has all the reasons to be disappointed. Not only are the Lakers 0-3 to start the season, Bryant has also gone a horrific 13-of-36 in those three losses.

"I'm just playing like (expletive) right now. I'm getting the shots I want. I'm just not making them," he said.

[See Mavericks keep Lakers winless, spoils another Randle double-double]

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