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Old 08-19-2013, 07:31 AM   #1
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Default How many more titles do the 2000 lakers win if they replaced SHAQ with HAKEEM?

You always here about them replacing kobe with another great guard, so how about giving kobe a great big that he would respect.

I say they would have won at least 3 more titles
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Default Re: How many more titles do the 2000 lakers win if they replaced SHAQ with HAKEEM?

Most likely 7 rings.

We saw what Kobe can do with Bynum and Gasol.

Imagine getting Hakeem, he would run off with a 4peat.
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Default Re: How many more titles do the 2000 lakers win if they replaced SHAQ with HAKEEM?

Kobe would still be a sidekick.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:40 AM   #4
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Default Re: How many more titles do the 2000 lakers win if they replaced SHAQ with HAKEEM?

where does Shaq play?

maybe he joins the Sixers. Shaq and AI > Kobe and Hakeem
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:48 AM   #5
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Default Re: How many more titles do the 2000 lakers win if they replaced SHAQ with HAKEEM?

None. Hakeem sucked in 2000.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:16 AM   #6
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Default Re: How many more titles do the 2000 lakers win if they replaced SHAQ with HAKEEM?

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None. Hakeem sucked in 2000.


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Default Re: How many more titles do the 2000 lakers win if they replaced SHAQ with HAKEEM?

What year Hakeem? This matters (a) in terms of his game, (b) in terms of his attitude and (c) how long he would be productive after 2000.

Also Bill Simmons (a big Hakeem fan, so far as I can tell) suggested Hakeem's game didn't blend well with other superstars (specifically that he needed time to get a feel for his defender, set him up and then make his move). As such there is an argument that offensively he would be a poor fit with Kobe, another player who needs the ball to get the most out of him.

There would certainly be an upgrade in defense though.

Finally where, if anywhere, is 2000 MVP Shaq in this scenario?
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Default Re: How many more titles do the 2000 lakers win if they replaced SHAQ with HAKEEM?

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None. Hakeem sucked in 2000.



Fail by the OP.

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Old 08-19-2013, 02:27 PM   #9
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None. Hakeem sucked in 2000.

Seriously. The guy retired a couple seasons into the millenium too.
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Default Re: How many more titles do the 2000 lakers win if they replaced SHAQ with HAKEEM?

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You always here about them replacing kobe with another great guard, so how about giving kobe a great big that he would respect.

I say they would have won at least 3 more titles


Assuming this is both of them in their primes I would say realistically 5-7.
7 would be hard but it could be done and no Shaq and AI doesn't beat Kobe and Hakeem lol.
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Default Re: How many more titles do the 2000 lakers win if they replaced SHAQ with HAKEEM?

I'd say about the same. Its only fair to make it 85-02 Hakeem in place of 93-10 Shaq, which would mean 89-96 Hakeem in place of 97-04 Shaq on the Lakers. This means 92 Hakeem in 2000, 93 Hakeem in 2001, 94 Hakeem in 2002, 95 Hakeem in 2003, and 96 Hakeem in 2004. I see them three-peating from 01-03, and possibly winning again in 04.
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