Originally Posted by KG215
What was hypothetical about what I said? I just pointed out the makeup of the league was different from '08-'10. What you said...that's what we all should remember. Kobe was the best or second best player in the NBA from '08-'10. My point was, he didn't need Shaq anymore.
I'm not having this argument anymore because I've done it over and over. All I try to do is put things into context. Just because Shaq didn't win without Kobe doesn't mean he couldn't win without Kobe when you actually put his career - as a whole - in context.
Pretty much. In simple terms:
Shaq could and did get far in the playoffs/win titles with good/great wing players.
Kobe could and did get far in the playoffs/win titles with good/great big men.