Kobe wasn't nearly as effective as a solo player though. He put everything he had into every game in the 12-13 year and they barely made the playoffs. With good seasoned players on the team as well.
I think we wouldve had to have seen Kobe with younger players to see how well the team would have performed at those ages. The 12-13 season should be caution to anyone that just because you throw top names together doesnt mean it's going to fit. There were so many things wrong with that team that was overlooked at the time.
There was 2 things wrong with that roster
Dwight’s back and Nash’s legs
Having those two fully healthy and it’s a different season guaranteed. Dwight wasn’t the player he was remotely before the injury and Nash’s legs fell apart
But I’m regards to kobe and lebron, kobe definitely showed he could still be incredibly effective. I’m not saying we would’ve competed for championships. What I’m saying is the myth of Kobe’s demise has taken shape and it’s wrong
Kobe’s demise was all about he Achilles. It’s a different end to his career without that. He would have averaged his 22-25 points per game shooting 42-45% and would’ve gotten sent off on a nicer note
Idk what the landscape of the roster would’ve been I’m just talking about him