Originally Posted by Lebron23
Who do you think were the better team? Who wins in this match up?
I actually think that Prime Shaq is as good as 1990's Michael Jordan. Shaq puts up some amazing numbers in the NBA Finals.
2001-2002 Kobe Bryant was a superior player than early 1990's Scottie Pippen.
it's hard to compare a big to small so i wont even speak on the MJ/Shaq comparison other than they both dominated, but they did it in very different ways
the kobe/pippen comparison is more intriguing
i think pippen was more consistent as a player, you knew what you were gonna get night in night out.
i think kobe was more explosive as a player in terms of scoring but he wasnt as consistent. I'll put that on the age difference between the two and the fact that kobe was still growing into his role early in the threepeat years
overall i think the teams are on par, i think the second bulls three peat was the greatest team ever, but the first one relied on mj and scottie so much on both sides of the ball its hard not to go with those early 2000s Lakers teams
2000s lakers > 1991-93 bulls
kobe 2000 = scottie 1991-93
shaq = ? = MJ (not a good comparison)
aside: 1996-1998 bulls the GOAT