Well, this season says Kobe is the same ballhog, me first and "the blame is on anyone else" spoiled brat.
He's always been that way, so no surprise. When the Lakers signed Nash I was afraid Kobe would use his brain and allow Nash to be the playmaker, feeding the big men and thus creating a lot of space for Kobe to make easy shots. But he refuses to share the ball, so Nash is useless.
He's had Shaq and Pau to bring the rings, without a quality big man he's useless, as we did learn when the Lakers team before signing Pau.
He might be a great scorer, but so is Carmelo Anthony. He's been hyped and favored by the League and the refs (like Lebron, he never fouls, never travels) because he embraced the Jordan disgusting character (I'm business, clutch and incredible) as a little NBA dictator. I hate the Lakers, but you can see some qualities in other faker players. In Kobe's case, I can't see any... well, at least he's not Wade, so that counts as a positive.
Lakers will be better than this, they'll figure it out eventually, but I love to see them struggling while it lasts.