Originally Posted by kuniva_dAMiGhTy
I don't really buy that all of the "Kobe's stats would have been better if Shaq wasn't on the team" stuff. He would have scored more, but probably less efficiently. That's about it.
I think you're correct in thinking that his ppg would go up while his efficiency would go down. His rebounds might also go up a bit.
The biggest difference would be that he probably would have had to carry a bigger offensive load in the late 90's. Without Shaq there to run the offense through, the shots would have to be distributed more evenly, and Kobe would probably be one of the players most affected by that.