Andrew Bynum and Kobe Bryant were reunited when the Lakers came back to Kobe’s old hometown of Philadelphia. Although, Bynum didn’t play in the game, he didn’t hesitate to comment on Kobe Bryant and what it was like to be his teammate.
“I thought it really helped me a lot obviously at first, because he draws so much attention it's hard for guys to double team and key on you, so it helped me tremendously," Bynum said. "Later, I felt I was able to get the ball more and do more things with the ball, so I could definitely see how it could stunt growth."
Interestingly enough, Kobe totally agreed.
"For sure, because when you're playing with me you obviously have to sacrifice something," Bryant said. "Same thing with me and Shaq. You kind of off-set each other to a certain extent. So, I mean, that's true. When he gets back and he's healthy, he'll come out here and he'll be the focal point of their attack and he'll be getting the ball more and you'll see big games from him more consistently."
The way that the Lakers are playing right now, one ball does not seem like enough to share between Kobe and the rest of the Lakers. Unless, Nash is able to keep everyone happy by distributing the ball, look for Kobe to continue to score 30 points a game, while stunting everyone’s growth.