I do believe that Kobe is using Deer Antler spray. I say this all the time, but to do what he is doing 17 years in and all the mileage that is on his body is quite remarkable.
The Lakers are starting to play well, but the question begs is it too little, too late?
While you ponder that, check out Bean looking like Bean from 2006 with the Dunk.
I think Kobe says it best in describing how his game as matured in his 17th season in the NBA.