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Old 03-18-2018, 10:42 PM   #1
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Default True or False: Shaq was more important then Kobe on those Lakers teams

Shaq was the most important piece on those Lakers team, he left the Lakers went to the Heat and they won a championship that year.

Shaq was more dominate then Kobe in his prime.

Is it a true statement to say that Shaq was more important then Kobe during those championships?
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Old 03-18-2018, 11:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: True or False: Shaq was more important then Kobe on those Lakers teams

Imagine what would have happened in the 2001 NBA Finals if Shaq didn't play?

There is your 'Answer'.
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Old 03-18-2018, 11:14 PM   #3
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Default Re: True or False: Shaq was more important then Kobe on those Lakers teams

Shaq was the focal point of every opponents defense, constantly double teamed and had to bang against Duncan, Robinson, Webber, Vlade, Mutumbo, Wallace, Sheed, etc etc. Not only did he go h2h with them, he dominated and put up insane numbers.

Kobe had to lace up against Crosher, Christie, Kittles while getting open looks from all the attention drawn to Shaq. Still 40% efficiency

3 Finals MVP's in a row speak for itself
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Old 03-18-2018, 11:28 PM   #4
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Shaq was the focal point of every opponents defense, constantly double teamed and had to bang against Duncan, Robinson, Webber, Vlade, Mutumbo, Wallace, Sheed, etc etc. Not only did he go h2h with them, he dominated and put up insane numbers.

Kobe had to lace up against Crosher, Christie, Kittles while getting open looks from all the attention drawn to Shaq. Still 40% efficiency

3 Finals MVP's in a row speak for itself

Without Shaq they wouldn't make it out the first round. In fact, I doubt they make the playoffs.

Remeber Eric Snow with a broken foot was torching Mr All-Defense Kobe and hitting game winners over him in 2001.
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Old 03-18-2018, 11:51 PM   #5
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false,

the Lakers never needed to go 15-1

they traded away Eddie Jones after 98-99, and they traded Nick Van Excel after 97-98
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Old 03-18-2018, 11:53 PM   #6
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Default Re: True or False: Shaq was more important then Kobe on those Lakers teams

shaq and kobe is factually the GOAT nba duo

the 2001 lakers doe. no bench no problem. I think that's the GOAT team.
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Old 03-19-2018, 12:04 AM   #7
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Default Re: True or False: Shaq was more important then Kobe on those Lakers teams

Shaq was da man
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Old 03-19-2018, 01:03 AM   #8
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Shaq was the focal point of every opponents defense, constantly double teamed and had to bang against Duncan, Robinson, Webber, Vlade, Mutumbo, Wallace, Sheed, etc etc. Not only did he go h2h with them, he dominated and put up insane numbers.

Kobe had to lace up against Crosher, Christie, Kittles while getting open looks from all the attention drawn to Shaq. Still 40% efficiency

3 Finals MVP's in a row speak for itself

The focal point of your life is a wheelchair
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Old 03-19-2018, 01:38 AM   #9
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Old 03-19-2018, 01:44 AM   #10
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Default Re: True or False: Shaq was more important then Kobe on those Lakers teams

Big guys usually were more important back then but if not for kobe that lakers team woulve just been like shaqs orlando magic team.
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Old 03-19-2018, 02:03 AM   #11
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Default Re: True or False: Shaq was more important then Kobe on those Lakers teams

They were equally as important.

But before Kobe's advancement as a starter and as a legit superstar, we've seen Shaq with a number of talented guards, but still couldn't get over the hump.

Thats as objective as you can get
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Old 03-19-2018, 02:11 AM   #12
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Obviously true, Shaq was way more important.
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Old 03-19-2018, 02:40 AM   #13
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false.
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Old 03-19-2018, 06:39 AM   #14
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They were equally as important.

But before Kobe's advancement as a starter and as a legit superstar, we've seen Shaq with a number of talented guards, but still couldn't get over the hump.

Thats as objective as you can get
Shaq won with Kobe averaging 15 PPG on 36% shooting.


Without Shaq, Reggie, AI, and Kidd would've had FMVP's.
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Old 03-19-2018, 06:45 AM   #15
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Shaq won with Kobe averaging 15 PPG on 36% shooting.


Without Shaq, Reggie, AI, and Kidd would've had FMVP's.


..or Duncan.
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