Originally Posted by ClutchCity
Oh god I hope you're kidding man. You think Kobe cares that much for these types of achievements like winning a scoring title or becoming a division champion or moving up on the all-time scoring list? Not to say it has no meaning to him, but the bigger picture and the ultimate goal is and always will be that 6th ring. He's not going to publicly rip Lakers management for no reason. I'm sure being a top 5 scorer of all time is a great achievement that he takes pride in even if he says otherwise, but know that anything short of a ring is a failure in his eyes, in the fans' eyes, and in the eyes of the organization as a whole.
If Kobe TRULY cared about winning and was as great as some people think he is (I've heard him mentioned as a top 10 player ALL-TIME) he should be smart enough to understand that taking 24 shots/gm when you have 2 of the league's best big men on your team probably isn't the best idea....
It's mind-blowing to me that the guy has the audacity to complain to management about ANYTHING. Guy's had a top-notch team around him for 90% of his career.