Ok, let me dream here ...
Lakers trade Pau, a decent but declining skill player, for some shooters.
Lakers get bounced early on the PO's.
Dwight signs elsewhere.
Come October 2013 Kobe's starting center is now Robert Sacre, and starting PF is Jordan Hill.
Kobe has to do it all (at least in his mind) get hurt.
Mid season 2013, the Lakers are paying 30m/ season to an injured, grumpy prima donna who cant play.
Starting line up is Blake, Jamison, MWP, Hill, Sacre. Lights out.