players get scrutinized more and reffed harsher when they join the lakers
real talk. Starts from the top, Kobe is the only superstar you can mug, handcheck, slap on the face etc as he drives towards the basket without worry about the whistle
Another reason Dwight has regressed this season other than his athleticism is he don't get calls the way he use to, now u can muscle and get physical with him in the post and completely take him out of the game.
For some reason the refs refuse to shelter and give lakers player the superstar treatment.