Re: Which duo would you rather have?
I will also go with the proven winners in Jordan and Pippen. All other duos are just speculation.
That being said, Kobe and Hakeem would be amazing with the inside/outside combo, and both playing being phenomenal on both ends of the floor.
Magic and Bird together is the only pairing of two top 5 players of all time, so that obviously deserves some mention.
As a few other posters have already mentioned, Shaq and Lebron is physically dominating, but would they work well together? If they were surrounded by marksmen, then yeah... it would work really well. Also, I think their personalities would mesh pretty well, for whatever that matters.