You guys are dreaming if you think the lakers are better off with Kobe on the bench or not scoring. If metta and jamison could each give 17/19 points a game as they did against phoenix, then maybe, but otherwise you need Kobe to score.
Kobe the assist guy/non-scorer might work from time to time when the other guys hit shots, but it cannot be depended on.
Again Kobe scoring 30pts does not equal the lakers losing. I've said it many times in this thread, but in many of those games, the lakers were out of it early on. If Kobe did not score in many of those games, they would have been blowouts or for sure losses rather than being close at the end.