Look, when you're 7'1", 285 lbs and have the length, touch, footwork, vertical and overall skills of this guy, you should EXPECT to be the center piece of a team. And i expect this to be the case when Kobe leaves. He, along with Gasol, will be the top 2 options. And when Gasol slows down, it will be Bynum's team.
I would love to. I will follow the logic that being a Pau fan i only care about him, so if Bynum developes into what you think he will be, then it's fine with me. Pau has proved he is the best 2nd option in the league, so it could mean more rings for him. It's just i think he, like Pau, lacks of that killer instinct that the ones as Bird, Kobe, Jordan, etc... had. Gasol didn't signed to be 1st option of this team in the future unless something "tragic" happens like career end injuries or things like that and nobody wants that S. He is the second one now for Kobe and in case Kobe left or retired before, when Bynum became the franchise player, if happens.
Actually I think Kobe is taken more for granted than Pau is. And on top of that I think Bynum has been the source of more criticism than anyone not named Derek Fisher or Jordan Farmar (and Luke, but that's a given).
I understand what you are saying and I can see why you are frustrated that Pau doesn't seem to get the appreciation that Bynum does when the two perform similarly.
But you have to understand, these things have become common place for Pau. They are expected. Bynum is still 22 years old and when he performs to the level that Pau does it means great things for the future of the franchise and for the team as a whole.
My frustrations with Drew have nothing to do with Pau, except that you can see how Pau with less can do more.
I agree with Kobe. But everybody get used to the good things very quickly.