1996 draft, the lakers picked of the best players that would ever play the game. A youngster who went by the name of Kobe Bryant. After 14 years of domination, its obvious that the wear and tear has finally got to kobe. In the last leg of the season, it seems as though Kobe has lost 2 or 3 steps. Kobe not allowing his injuries also have factored into it. But it loooks as if Kobe's game has started deteriorating. And another Dude by the name LEBRON has passed him too as the clear cut best player in the NBA. Now that Lebron fella is a SCARY DUDE!!!! As a Laker fan, I'm scared that the Cavs will face us in the finals(if we make it) because there's no stopping that Lebron dude. And i blame Kobe for Lebron's transformation because if Kobe didn't agree to play in the Olympics, Lebron would have never been provided the blueprint on how to maximize his talents.