That's all nice to say, but Kobe's forgetting that the Heat game isn't the only loss that the Lakers have.
Just a few days after the Heat game, they got absolutely waxed by the Clippers, 125-101. That was their 3rd loss of the year to their neighbors, and it looked a lot like the torch was being passed from one Los Angeles team to another.
The Lakers are stacked with star power. Bryant, Pau Gasol, Dwight Howard, Steve Nash... there's no reason they shouldn't be at or near the top of the standings in the Western Conference.
Yet here they are. On the outside of the playoff picture looking in, because there is approximately zero team chemistry and the players simply don't fit into the system that head coach Mike D'antoni is trying to run.
It's possible that the Lakers could sneak into the playoffs when all is said and done. They're not THAT far behind, and they don't need to pass a bunch of other teams to get it.
The real problem is that the Lakers are still a losing team, and have shown no true indication that anything is going to change.
Sorry, Kobe, I just don't see it happening this year. Enjoy your offseason this year, because I don't think the playoffs are in your immediate future.