Eddie Jones was a 3rd year proven player and our 2nd option on offense when Kobe entered the league as a rookie bro. Hell, if it was Phil Jackson, Kobe wouldn't have gotten ANY playing time.
thank you, Atleast someone agrees with me.
The reason kobe didnt get much playing time in his first years because of eddie jones and kobes cockiness.
Look at the times del harris did give him a chance. What would kobe do? Shoot and airball. You guys see that one game where he airballed 3 times in a row.
Honestly eddie jones was a beast and he was a proven player. One of my favorite lakers ever.