Brian Kamenetzky of the LA Times Lakers Blog interviewed Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw during practice and the focus was mainly about Kobe. The conversation gives some great insight into how this team functions, and the "blessings" and "curses" that come with perimter greatness like Kobe's. Brian Shaw is a smart man. I'd post this as a fanshot, but I'm convinced no one ever even scrolls down to those :).
Here's the interview: http://lakersblog.latimes.com/lakersblog/2009/06/brian-shaw.html#more