Atkins tells us what we already know; Kobe is the Lakers GM
"I ain't the GM of this team," Atkins told the Los Angeles Times. "Kobe's the GM of this team. Ask Kobe. You've been watching this [stuff] all year. You've been watching it and I've been playing it."
Team sources told the paper Atkins has been frustrated by Bryant's criticisms of his defensive play. Atkins also reportedly is irritated by how many shots Bryant takes.
Atkins told the Times "it was hard to play with anybody that's a star" when asked how it was to play with Bryant.