This year there are better options on offense, who can run an offense at the very least more effectively. That's Kobe's fault for not recognizing he is a back seat player now. And I truly believe he'd have a really nice year if he recognized this when you take it all into context.
BUT the fault is on the coach just as much. He thinks he's still 2005-06 Kobe and with the exception of maybe a dozen games, he's not. He's far below that. He is hijacking the offense and it is not producing an optimal result.
Yes, Kobe should recognize it and adjust.
BUT as a coach, your offense is being hijacked. You gotta say that he needs to switch up, or hell create an offense that caters to what he is now, not what he was then.
And the fact that Byron does not say anything means he's either scared, and in that case needs to man up as he tells his players to do ever so often. OR what our offense has been is his actual offense and that's just hilarious.
It's on Kobe for thinking he is what he used to be. But overwhelmingly it's on Byron for being such a miserable coach to let him do this.
As for 2013-14, nobody would give him credit for that team if they won a title. 6 games is like a week and a half.