Kobe doesnt seem to be the problem here. In fact, Kobe is actually playing spectacularly this season. It seems he is getting some criticism for his teammates underperforming. Maybe thats warranted. However, Kobe has always elevated the play of his teammates, even when he had guys like Smush, Luke, Cook etc... It was no coincidence those guys couldnt find roles in the league without Kobe by their side.
I guess the point I am trying to make is enough with the dumb Kobe criticisms. Kobe is Kobe and he shouldnt change that. He is proven to be the greatest player of his era. His teammates should make more of a concerted effort to match his intensity and his preparation.