Originally Posted by Shogon Vendetta
Considering they gave Shaq away in order to rush to re-sign Kobe, I'd say... yes.
Believe what Dizzle was saying (though he never seems very eloquent) is that no "successful team" has been built "solely" with Kobe. Which is true. And it follows Team USA would not do the same thing and not create a situation where anyone has to spend a tournament "deferring" to Kobe. Hmm... Dizzle got yourself onto the other side of the argument? :)