Kobe is getting rid of dwight on purpose for his apprentice, Andrew Wiggins
Black mamba is 4 steps ahead of all the fools who think that he messed up in trying to keep dwight, when his plan is obvious. He lets dwight leave, he takes the season off, lakers are utter garbage without kobe leading them and end up in the lottery. New commissioner in, best player in recent history coming in, draft is rigged and lakers end up with first overall. Fully healthy kobe, supported by the next big star Andrew wiggins steamrolls the NBA for another championship, kobe retires leaving haters with no doubts and pave the way for another decade and a half of dominance for the lakers, all this for one sacrificed season.