simple --- will the Lakers,as a team, play like this when Kobe is back on the court -- or will they once again mostly defer to Kobe, stand around and primarily watch? That's not a slam on Kobe -- it's what most of this so-so shortened season has looked like. Right now, they're playing like a team and every single player appears energized and involved. Just look at what MWP has done the last 4 games (as you pointed out on the football board, he's shooting 64% from the field since Kobe was unable to suit up).
BTW Hoops -- watch the Bulls right now with Rose back in the lineup. It's the same thing -- with the exception of last night (because their opponent was Miami and the Heat is 5 and 6 for their last 11 games).