As a Kobe fan (not a Lakers fan) I've thought about this countless hours, and I'm wondering what everyone else's opinions are.
How good would the Lakers have been these last few years if David Stern wasn't a scumbag?
A lot of people wonder how great Kobe would look next to an extremely ball dominant point guard like Paul... would that create easier looks for Kobe, improving his efficiency, and consistency on defense? Or would that throw the ultimate volume scorer of all time out of rhythm?
Also, what other moves do you all think would've been made? Obviously they wouldn't have signed Nash (which has been terrible). Howard, Paul, and Bryant are a ridiculously strong core to a team. And it sucks that we were robbed of getting to see them battle it out with the Spurs and Thunder for superiority over the west.
I live in Miami too... so I'd of LOVED to see that Lakers team match up against the Heat in the finals potentially.