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Old 12-21-2007, 12:35 AM   #39
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Default Re: Replace Kobe with Jordan on the Lakers starting in 1999 ...............

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Originally Posted by RidonKs
No, you place rookie Jordan in the same situation rookie Kobe was placed in. Shaq has just come to the team through FA, Jordan's a star rookie with out of this world skill and confidence, and he thinks [naturally] thinks that he should be getting more shots than what's being given to him.

Given MJ's attitude for the time before he won a championship, I can't imagine him coexisting with Shaq in as peaceful of a way as you're talking about.
That's exactly what a Kobe homer would say. MJ was humble enough to play in a system under Dean Smith. He played within the team concept in the Olympics as a youngster and has mentioned that he would dump Shaq the ball every time down the court if he ever had a Shaq on his team. Please stop with the Kobe-Jordan comparisons people. The only thing similar about them is mannerisms which Kobe studied for years and imitated. Make Kobe-Pippen comparisons first.
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