Originally Posted by catch24
I do agree there were certain players, even from that era, that could replace Kobe and win a title or two with Shaq. No doubt.
But that's all hypothetical and we can only debate what is, aka reality, and that's Kobe being arguably the greatest sidekick of them all.
Just my 2 cents
I disagree. Guys like Carter, AI, Tmac, etc. They weren't dedicated enough or mentally tough enough to 3peat like Kobe did with Shaq. Maybe like you said , win a ring or two.
None of the perimeter players named at least, Kobe was always a cut above the rest. Guys like Duncan, Dirk, KG maybe Kidd, definitely could 3peat with Shaq.