Amazing isn't it.
We know the problem isn't 24, he's having a career year.
Jim Buss, coaching and the rest of the roster: guilty.
There is too much talent on that roster to have one guy shooting 32 times and only making 10 shots while the rest of the team that is made up of all-stars is shooting 50%.
The problem with Kobe and many of his biggest fans is they look at his stats and say, "See he is playing good, the rest of the team stinks and coaching stinks". It isn't true. Kobe is having a good statistical year, but sometimes he hurts the team as a whole on offense because he kills ball movement and forcing defenses to move side to side.
When Kobe starts dribbling to set up a one on one move or starts rocking the ball back and forth and jab stepping, the defense doesn't have to do anything. The only way you get beat is when Kobe is making those tough shots. But it literally hurts everyone else on the offense.
Coach D'Antoni is having the same issue in LA that he had when Carmelo was healthy in NY. His offense won't work as well if one guy stops ball movement. It is not a coincidence that NY played great when Anthony was hurt and struggled once he got healthy again. And it isn't really a knock on Anthony, he just hurts that particular type of offense.
Carmelo and Kobe are great players. And great one on one players. Which is why the triangle offense worked so well through Kobe. Because it is a lot of two and three man games that cater to players with great individual talent. D'Antoni's offense has to have constant movement.
I the Lakers decide to keep D'Antoni they should trade 24. No joke.