The team is hurt by Kobe still playing.. that's just a fact. Every shot he takes is one less shot for your young guys.. it's one less moment for them to learn and improve. So I see that argument that he should just retire now and let the young guys get their turn. I won't argue against that at all.
On the other hand, I don't care about the young Lakers at all. I completely see that perspective and likely support it, but oh well. I don't think a season of Kobe jacking up shots will be the difference between Randle, Clarkson, Russell reaching their full potential... or them all becoming busts.
I like this version of Kobe, it's fascinating. As a fan of the NBA, I'd like to see him try to improve and finish his final season playing good basketball. Let him have his farewell tour, have him go through the grind one last time, he hits a few more clutch shots, get the all-star spot, and so on.
It will be bittersweet, but I'm looking forward to it.