It was trashed quickly so yeah. What I took from the OP I that everyone was hating on Kobe for playing hero ball but in the last two weeks he's reinvented himself and has been doing his best Magic Johnson impersonation.
Kobe's versatility has always been underrated. He can choose to be a defensive stopper and shut down people for a couple weeks. This is also a man that went years without utilizing the 3 point shot, and then breaks the record for most 3's made in a game.
Too bad he too often decides to be a shot jacking ball stopping hero on offense and a free safety trying to save the day on defense.