I think they would have, no proof, but it's my humble opinion. I don't see Kobe winning another championship and leading the Lakers to a title without Phil. I hope he proves me wrong, but I just don't see it. Maybe the true leader to all those other championships was the coach and the greatest of all players would have never been able to win without a great coach.
My question to you guys is, will Kobe win another championship with a lesser coach? Is he capable of being that leader that can do what many others haven't? Does Kobe need a coach like Phil to get a ring? Did Magic Johnson, did Jordan?
Edited by lakerfandude, December 09, 2012 - 11:24 PM.