Kobe didn't win it alone last time I checked. Even his last 2 are more credited to his supporting cast then him. Don't try to make it seem like Kobe can win it all alone like he is trying to do now. It didn't work then and it damn sure isn't working now.
Their relationship is a mess. Normally, you would look at the coach to step in but I think D'Antoni isn't a player's coach, which is making this situation worse...
Both Kobe and Dwight are right but they're going about this the wrong way. You've got to keep this stuff in the locker room. I think Dwight wants there to be friendship so you know your teammates have your back. And Kobe is coming back and saying that it wasn't like that with him and Shaq, and they still won 3 titles.
D'Antoni and the rest of the coaching staff need to organize more team activities off the court to fix this imo. These guys will be competing as a unit for the entire season and have the same goals, so they need to come together to make sure they have the same mindset.
I bet that if Kobe wasn't he team leader wasn't be team leader their record would improve. I think the key to success for the Lakers is team chemistry. They could learn a thing or two from the Warriors. It's not easy to win when nobody wants to feed the ball to eachother.
Originally Posted by Inside Hoops member, 2009
If your team picks him in the top 10, the GM should be fired. Every year there are comparable talents to Steph who go undrafted. He is not worth a first round pick, let alone a lottery pick.