Kobe is to blame for the atmosphere in the Locker room. His aura does reek of arrogance but his thirst for winning only absorbs it all. And for those that posed the question as to who the hell wants to play with Kobe, well apparently Baron Davis, Ron Artest, Carlos Boozer and Jermaine O'neill does. Fact remains is that Kobe is the best player on the planet with no help. He doesn't have his Rodmans and Kerr's nor does he have his Parkers and Ginoblis, hell, he doesn't even have his Fox's and Horrys. Fact is, the Lakers aren't going to win with the current roster with a bunch of scrubs, and Kobe is justified when he demands changes on the roster. And when someone in the organization starts crap in the media and the media starts crap with Kobe, he is justified in wanted to be traded when no one wants to defend him from within.
He's only stated what every Laker fan has expressed the last few years.