Sure people do have preference over other players, which doesn't bother me one bit. Cuz like any basketball fan, I give props where it's deserved. I don't like Duncan, but he's a good player. Even though I like the Lakers as a team 1st, still I like the players that play for the team, but players come and go, and the logo stays the same. Some players play better under a different system. Kobe plays behind Shaq, which makes Kobe the better player. He has to tend to the big fella, and he has to get his points, rebounds, and all that too. T-Wack's only needs are for himself, and to at least make an effort for his team to get them theirs. That's why kobe's the better player, cuz he can deal with bein the 2nd man on the team, and still play good ball, unlike T-Wack when he played behind Vince a while back.