As for the general point of this article, it's laughable. It's nitpicking at the greatest player of this era. And for what? What's the point? To prove he isn't as good as we think he is? Mr. Abbott, you are incredibly wrong. He is
as good as we think he is. Actually, probably even better.
The stats are very skewed, and it's certainly not as simple as "oh look, this is the total number and he made and missed this many. See, that's all to see here." Think about those years after Shaq left when he had to carry his team every single night. He averaged the second highest ppg for a season since Jordan. You can say "well he takes difficult shots, he should pass more, he's a ball hog," and so on. Well my answer is, pass to whom? Kwame Brown? Smush Parker? Luke Walton? I'm sure those years had a big impact on these stats, and I would love to see his "clutch" statistics for just those years, post-shaq and pre-pau. And if you can tell me you would rather have Kobe pass to one of those players than shoot with 3 people on him, then we can just agree to disagree. I wouldn't even trust those players if they were wide open in a scrimmage.
This is why Kobe is so polarizing. You either hate him or you love him, and I believe we just found out which category Mr. Abbott prefers.