its kobe's mentality.
he feels he is the be all and end all of the lakers. so of course, if the team is losing and in a slump, he feels that he is the only one that can bring the team out of that slump... he is the only one that can save the team, and that he must carry the load and single-handidly win it.
and unfortunately, Pau Gasol (the reason they started the year off so well) is being underused, and ignored.
well that, and they looked damn tired.