Re: How many titles do the Pau Gasol Lakers win with Joe Johnson instead of Kobe?
At least 3.
Gasol was the first option on those teams. Easily the best big man in the game (he only sucks in any trade scenario that benefits the Lakers). Kobe was the sidekick and can be replaced by another one in Joe Johnson. Adding to the huge depth the Lakers had (a pg like Fisher, The Machine, Ariza in Pippen mode and Bynum averaging 20 20 in those title runs), Lakers win 3 titles with someone not as selfish as Kobe.