Kobe is the Lakers' greatest asset and their worst enemy. When he goes ball chucker and tries to play 1 on 5 hero ball, he kills the team. When he actually plays like a good teammate, they are an entirely different team. I actually don't mind him taking a lot of shots. It's the bad shots he takes at times that pisses me off. If he has an open jumper or a lane to the rim, then by all means, take the shot. But when he gets stuck in iso with the rest of the team standing around doing nothing and he ends up shooting a contested brick, that's when they lose.
Let it be stated for the record, I am not a Lakers "fan". I am a Steve Nash fan. I have been since the 90's. I used to live in Phoenix back in his MVP days and got to see him live. I am loyal to him as a fan, even though he went to the Lakers. I still gotta root for my guy. If that means rooting for the Lakers, so be it.