Originally Posted by check two
The assists will continue if the other Lakers such as Gasol and Howard don't go back into a struggling rut, like they have been this season. Otherwise Kobe has to put up a high amount of shots when other dudes aren't contributing that much offensively.
They were in a "struggling rut" because they didn't get enough shots. Shots are hard to come by when you play with the most selfish player of the decade.