Re: Problem with Kobe is not his offense, it's his defense
It's a combination of both in my opinion, he doesn't need to take so many shots, this team would be deadly if they shared the ball around and let everyone touch it and make plays. Expending so much energy on offense will inevitably deteriorate your defense, even mentally when your mind begins to focus towards one side of the court. I'll blame this on D'Antoni, I'm sure he just gave Kobe the green light, and Kobe is not one to refuse that situation (but he should know better by now). Maybe Nash will be able to spread this offense around, and keep the other team guessing defensively.