MJ wouldn't play with Shaq... Shaq would have played with MJ
It has little to do with Shaq and more to do with Kobe... Shaq was clearly the leader and best player of that team in most people eyes...
Magic played with Kareem but everybody knew who the leader of that team was and who the best player was... Nobody takes credit away from Magic for playing with an all star team because MAgic led that all star team... Kobe gets sh*t because he did not lead his championship team's... That team went where Shaq took them
Man I cant stand Kobe but damn n*ggas bring up the dumbest sh*t to try and sh*t on him. First off Shaq was already an established player in his prime and at a time where there were so many good big men he still had a huge advantage because he was so dominant.
So are we really gone act like if Jordan played with an in his prime Shaq like Kobe did, he wouldnt have been the go to man? People dont talk sh*t about Magic because he likeable and Kobe isnt. Yes Jordan was a great leader but the greatest player ever was leading a team that was a play or 2 away from getting back to the finals without him. Is that really all that impressive?
Its funny people dont wanna give Kobe credit but how many championships Shaq lead the Lakers to before he became great. When Kobe was still growing as a player Shaq was dominant then but they was getting swept by Utah and knocked by the Spurs. I guess it was just a coincidence that they start winning championships once Kobe became dominant too. Dont matter if Shaq was the leader because Kobe was just as important to those championships as he was.