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Old 08-17-2018, 12:59 PM   #1
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Default 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?

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Old 08-17-2018, 01:11 PM   #2
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Default Re: Shaq and Kobe vs. LeBron and Kyrie

Both Shaq and Kobe are better than Bran and Irving.

It would be a joke.
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Old 08-17-2018, 01:13 PM   #3
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Default Re: Shaq and Kobe vs. LeBron and Kyrie

Early 2000's Lakers vs the 2015-17 Cavs would be a great matchup.
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Old 08-17-2018, 01:18 PM   #4
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Default Re: Shaq and Kobe vs. LeBron and Kyrie

Kobe actually played Defense though, and so did Peak Shaq.



Lakers Sweep the Big-less Cavs.
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Old 08-17-2018, 01:46 PM   #5
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Default Re: Shaq and Kobe vs. LeBron and Kyrie

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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.
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Old 08-17-2018, 01:58 PM   #6
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Default Re: Shaq and Kobe vs. LeBron and Kyrie

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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.
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Old 08-17-2018, 02:06 PM   #7
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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

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Old 08-17-2018, 02:07 PM   #8
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Those two individually are a poor mans version of Shaq and Kobe.

But Lakers never had an all NBA third option like Kevin Love.
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Old 08-17-2018, 02:10 PM   #9
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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
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Old 08-17-2018, 02:12 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 08-17-2018, 06:40 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 08-17-2018, 07:35 PM   #12
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There is not a better duo in NBA history than LeBron and Kyrie
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Old 08-17-2018, 07:40 PM   #13
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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
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Old 08-17-2018, 08:58 PM   #14
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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
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:04 PM   #15
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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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