I am sure this isn’t the first time and won’t be the last time Kobe has uttered something similar to this his teammates.
It was the end of the game and superstars want to be the ones taking the free throws. Don’t have a big issue with what Kobe said, Pau seemed a little too accepting of it, but Pau is who he is, so it isn’t surprising.
People will overreact because it is Kobe and the Lakers, but it is nothing.
With Bynum being more consistent and Kobe being Kobe, it might be Gasol that is the key between a short playoff run and a long one.