Good point, but you know what? While Kobe Bryant's game has continued to evolve, he has been GREAT as a team player since Philip arrived. 3 rings. Hellooooo!!! Do you think Shaq would have done it without him? Do you think Kobe played his own game and not with Shaq? Shaq has called him the best player in the game since 2001 or 2002. It's not just the past 2 seasons. Hardly. As Ukuga said, "[he's] the most maligned superstar perhaps in the history of professional sports." I second that.
Kobe has had to learn to lead a team to a championship. He is about to do it. He is playing great. If he does do that he will earn MVP in the finals. Shaq has done that 3 times. Kobe has a chance to do that also. Remember what PJ said about Shaq when he said Kobe is the best player?