Originally Posted by rodman91
had same record in regular season with Shaq & Kobe lakers.Reached finals.
had one of the worst record of Lakers franchise,missed playoffs.
Kobe had 2 seasons before Gasol arrives. Only success was 1st round loss.
at this guy.
Kobe led a team with Smush Parker, Odom, Kwame Brown, Luke Walton in the starting lineup to 45 wins. What else did you want him to do?
Comparing that Sixers team to that Lakers is just insane.
Originally Posted by Bill Simmons
Answer: If you replaced Kobe with a decent 2-guard (someone like Jamal Crawford) for the entire 2005-06 Lakers season, they would have won between 15 and 20 games. I can say that in complete confidence. Terrible team. When Smush Parker and Kwame Brown are your third- and fourth-best players, you shouldn't even be allowed to watch the playoffs on TV. Throw Kobe in the mix and they're headed for 45 wins. So he's been worth 25 victories for them. Minimum.