Wanna know why Melo doesn't always get easy shots? Because he CHUCKS like a chucker, zones out into iso-mania, and has the unique ability to destroy ball movement.
He ****s the bed, when he ****s his pants.
Without Melo, and with ball movement, Amare (and others) beast, and the team gets these "easy" shots you speak of.
And you mention Black Mamba? Hah!
Kobe can fill a stat sheet and lead a team with defense/passing/scoring/rebounding like Melo dreams of.