Sorry, I just don't agree that Dwight was up to that. When he was given the ball more he was a turnover machine, and in the playoffs as the main guy he was a joke. I didn't expect him to get us any wins, our roster was horrible due to injury, but I expected to at least see him do all he could to make us look respectable, or at least get his. Kobe would have put up 40 points going down fighting in the same situation, where Dwight couldn't do jack and looked like he didn't even want to be playing. He got what he apparently wanted when he got tossed in game 4.
I think all the stats that have been brought up many times disprove that Dwight didn't get used enough or get to show his true colors. Interesting choice of words really, I think Dwight got a chance to shown his true colors this offseason, he did when he bolted. His true color is yellow, but not gold.
He had no real appreciation of what it means to be a Laker, and if it's true he wanted Kobe gone so he could be the man he had no respect for a Laker legend and what he means to this franchise and city, selfishly wanting the franchise handed to him.
He puts on this nice guy act, all smiles, wants everyone to love him apparently, and while I don't doubt he is a nice person, I also think in a lot of ways he's a fraud. He wants to be one of the greats yet he doesn't work on or add to his game? He wants to win titles, yet he doesn't stay with the winningest franchise of the last 3 decades plus and learn from a 5 time champion or work with a 6 time champion in Kareem? Talk is cheap, he wants to have fun with not much pressure above wining, fraud.
He thinks he already is a winner (his own words not mine) and that he knows what it takes to be a champion apparently as he doesn't need anyone's help, tutoring, or advice to get him there, that's just immaturity to me and I don't see it changing. Even MJ, Shaq, and Kobe had to learn how to be winners under Phil, had to grow as players and men, humble themselves to the point that they admitted to themselves at least they still had things to learn about winning and and being leaders (and at least Kobe and Shaq have admitted that publicly as well, not sure about MJ). I would also bet LeBron looked to Riley and maybe some others we're not aware of in the offseason after he lost to the Mavs, got serious, worked on his flaws, and came back better and on a mission to win. Apparently Dwight and some other players in this new generation are above that sort of thing and think winning will just happen, I don't know, I guess we'll see in time.