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Stephonit 08-17-2018 12:59 PM

Shaq and Kobe vs. LeBron and Kyrie
 
I don't think people realize how potent a duo LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were. To put it in perspective their career finals ppg average is arguably higher than the the duo of Shaq and Kobe.

https://www.basketball-reference.com...er_finals.html

Would the 2016-2017 Cavaliers be favored against the early 2000 era Shaq-Kobe Lakers?

Thoughts?

stalkerforlife 08-17-2018 01:11 PM

Re: Shaq and Kobe vs. LeBron and Kyrie
 
Both Shaq and Kobe are better than Bran and Irving.

It would be a joke.

StrongLurk 08-17-2018 01:13 PM

Re: Shaq and Kobe vs. LeBron and Kyrie
 
Early 2000's Lakers vs the 2015-17 Cavs would be a great matchup.

Big164 08-17-2018 01:18 PM

Re: Shaq and Kobe vs. LeBron and Kyrie
 
Kobe actually played Defense though, and so did Peak Shaq.



Lakers Sweep the Big-less Cavs.

superduper 08-17-2018 01:46 PM

Re: Shaq and Kobe vs. LeBron and Kyrie
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Big164
Kobe actually played Defense though, and so did Peak Shaq.



Lakers Sweep the Big-less Cavs.


Bran's lucky he plays in an era where 6'8 Centers run rampant and he's always the biggest guy on the court.

Never faced legit rim protection in his life.

PickernRoller 08-17-2018 01:58 PM

Re: Shaq and Kobe vs. LeBron and Kyrie
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by superduper
Bran's lucky he plays in an era where 6'8 Centers run rampant and he's always the biggest guy on the court.

Never faced legit rim protection in his life.


He faced a still good Duncan in 07 and got swept, and old @ss Duncan took him to 7 thanks to a bailout shot, while later gentlemanly getting sweept again with the biggest pt. differential in Finals history. History is not good for him.

Yeah the fraud got merked and in this scenario Bran would get swept just the same.

superduper 08-17-2018 02:06 PM

Re: Shaq and Kobe vs. LeBron and Kyrie
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by PickernRoller
He faced a still good Duncan in 07 and got swept, and old @ss Duncan took him to 7 thanks to a bailout shot, while later gentlemanly getting sweept again with the biggest pt. differential in Finals history. History is not good for him.

Yeah the fraud got merked and in this scenario Bran would get swept just the same.


And to think, Kobe was making PRIME Duncan his personal jizz rag in the playoffs :eek:

GAWDbe :bowdown:

tpols 08-17-2018 02:07 PM

Re: Shaq and Kobe vs. LeBron and Kyrie
 
Those two individually are a poor mans version of Shaq and Kobe.

But Lakers never had an all NBA third option like Kevin Love.

Docs Orders 08-17-2018 02:10 PM

Re: Shaq and Kobe vs. LeBron and Kyrie
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tpols
Those two individually are a poor mans version of Shaq and Kobe.

But Lakers never had an all NBA third option like Kevin Love.



You donít need one when your Finals competition is the Sixers, nets etc

PickernRoller 08-17-2018 02:12 PM

Re: Shaq and Kobe vs. LeBron and Kyrie
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Docs Orders
You don’t need one when your Finals competition is the Sixers, nets etc



Correction, they were the Blazers, Kings and Spurs. All 3 teams would mop the floor with any version of Bran's championship teams... Maybe the 01 Spurs fall to the 13' Heat but that's about it.

CAstill 08-17-2018 06:40 PM

Re: Shaq and Kobe vs. LeBron and Kyrie
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Docs Orders
You donít need one when your Finals competition is the Sixers, nets etc


Lakers would murk Lefraud and Kyrie. The better question is would the Cavs really beat the 01 Sixers? Prime Iverson would of made Lebron cry on the court, luckily Kyrie would most likely tip the scales.

Manny98 08-17-2018 07:35 PM

Re: Shaq and Kobe vs. LeBron and Kyrie
 
There is not a better duo in NBA history than LeBron and Kyrie

kennethgriffen 08-17-2018 07:40 PM

Re: Shaq and Kobe vs. LeBron and Kyrie
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Manny98
There is not a better duo in NBA history than LeBron and Kyrie



offensively its actually arguable


kyrie averaged more in the finals than any 2nd option in nba history


he broke kobes record

Docs Orders 08-17-2018 08:58 PM

Re: Shaq and Kobe vs. LeBron and Kyrie
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kennethgriffen
offensively its actually arguable


kyrie averaged more in the finals than any 2nd option in nba history


he broke kobes record



You only need to average 16ppg to break Kobeís 1st Finals scoring record

tpols 08-17-2018 09:04 PM

Re: Shaq and Kobe vs. LeBron and Kyrie
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Docs Orders
You donít need one when your Finals competition is the Sixers, nets etc



Wild wild west baby boy.

Having to beat 2+ great teams in a run > having to beat 1.


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