So far, fans seem to be hoping for the best and expecting the worst concerning Brown and Bryant's cohesion.
Here are five reasons why Brown and Kobe must be in sync for the Lakers to be successful next season.
If there is any indication Mike Brown and Kobe Bryant are not in sync, the media will likely run it into the ground.
The Los Angeles Lakers and their fans don’t need to go through an entire season resembling a daytime soap opera.
I am not saying the other members of the Los Angeles Lakers would jump off a bridge if Kobe Bryant did.
However, If Kobe is able to build a steady relationship with Mike Brown early in the season, the other Lakers will likely follow suit.
One of the biggest questions heading into next season is concerning the team’s offense.
What does Mike Brown have in mind to replace the triangle offense?
Being in sync with one another will make the transition into a new offensive scheme easier.
After all, Kobe Bryant would sometimes try and operate outside the triangle offense. I wonder what he would do under a new offense and coach he wasn’t fully in sync with?
If Kobe Bryant and Mike Brown have any issues with one another, they better resolve them quickly.
In case anyone forgot, the team was just surprisingly and embarrassingly swept out of the playoffs.
The Los Angeles Lakers are not a team anyone expects to go through a rebuilding phase.
There is no time for mindless squabbling, when you are expected to be in championship contention every season.
When Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal were both playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, there were some fans that saw Kobe as an immature, selfish player.
Since then, Kobe has gone along way both on and off the court in reshaping his image.
What if Kobe and Mike Brown are on different wave lengths on a personal and professional level this season?
Although Brown would receive his share of criticism as well, Kobe doesn’t want to spend the last years of his career with people wondering if he still has some of his old, immature ways left in him.