Ray Allen Predicted Kobe’s Selfishness
“He’s going to be very selfish,” Allen said of Bryant. “And he feels like he needs to show this league and the people in this country that he is better without Shaq. He can win championships without Shaq. So offensively, he’s going to jump out and say, ‘I can average 30 points. I can still carry the load on this team.’
“I think the point production is not going to be so much what people are going to look at because (Tracy) McGrady did it in Orlando, Allen (Iverson) did it in Philly. Can you win a championship? I think that’s the question. Carrying guys on your back and making everybody better.”
“If Kobe doesn’t see he needs two and a half good players to be a legitimate playoff contender or win a championship, in about a year or two he’ll be calling out to Jerry Buss that ‘We need some help in here,’ or ‘Trade me,’ ” Allen said. “And we’ll all be saying, ‘I told you so,’ when he says that.”
Source: News Tribune
Allen says Kobe will be very selfish and that Kobe wants to show people the league that he can do better without Shaq, and that's why he asked for a trade.
Ummm Kobe didn't want Shaq to be gone. I'm guessing Allen still thinks Kobe ran Shaq off. Kobe is asking for a trade now because since the day Shaq was traded, Buss told Kobe that They're trading Shaq because of his age and that after this trade they will be builing a strong contender and they promised Kobe that. And 3 years later that promise hasn't been made. In those 3 years they made trades that didn't make sense and didnt make trades that did make sense.