it's threads like these that make me remember why i dont post in here. Y'all say Kobe has no rings without Shaq, well guess what. Shaq has less rings without kobe
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Kobe won 2 rings with gasol (winless in all his playoff appearances with 50+ win teams)> and you say he couldnt win without shaq. Then you have guys like Lamar Odom, who are on record as saying Kobe is the best thing/player that they have ever been around/seen.
People also act like its an easy thing to come onto a team with 4 all stars as a TEENAGER and state your claim! He had to beat out 3x all star Eddie Jones just to get a shot! and i wont talk about Eddie Jones cus most clowns on this board probably never saw him play in his prime. The same Eddie jones that was dunkin on dudes from damn near the FT line IN GAME!
Take into account that Jerry West traded a proven centre in Vlade Divac, for a high school 2 guard! Go look up Vlade's states and accomplishments. yea, that type of trade happens now-a-days! lol.
hate on Kobe all you want but the fact remains that he has outlasted all his peers, at a much higher level, from the 96' draft (AI, Ray Allen, marbury, Camby, Abdur Rahim, nash etc..) in probably the deepest draft of all time. Has 5 rings to show and the man is having one of his best seasons ever.
Nobody does it alone, but finals MVP says you were the key factor in your team winning and Shaq has more final MVPs than Kobe.
Also when Kobe won those two rings without Shaq he had one of the best centers in the league, at a time when the league is lacking good centers.
Shaq>Kobe. fu*k Kobe and fu*k the lakers.