When it comes to Ballhoggers like Kobe & Melo .. outsiders looking in have the best opinions.
We never had any players that could defend Kobe other than Spree & Chris Childs .. So we let Allan Houston score 25 to 30 points to keep the score close all game. Did we let Houston score 30 points every game, hell to the NO! Ewing and others had to score and have big scoring games.
When we drafted Wilson Chandler the Denver Nuggets high scoring Carmelo Anthony was no longer a threat.
Carmelo's defense let Wilson Chandler get 30 point games. Hell, Melo's defense let Gallo have 30 point games, and Harrington too.