This team has enough talent that they can win without DH averaging 28/15. Hello, it's called Pau Gasol. I mean not that Shaq isn't the far more dominant player. That's obvious. But Bynum has 2 rings where he and Gasol were both putting up less than 20/10.
Your point is silly. You are focusing on him saying stats when you are smart enough to realize what he means. DOMINATE. Dwight Howard doesnt do it enough given his size/athletic ability vs his peers. Plenty of games we can pinpoint where he simply isnt imposing his will on the game offensively.
Its no different than someone saying MJ would avg 50 today. You're the type to get caught up in the stat "omg 50? he would have to do this that and the third". Bottomline is MJ would dominate the game today more than he did when he played. Agree or disagree. Same with Shaq. 28-15 are just numbers the point Shaq is making is follow the greats that played in LA and dominate. Simple.
Not sure why you missed Shaq point and focus so much on stats.
you think anyone gives kareem or magic more or less cred for their rings in LA
its about total rings as a legend. as long as you got a fmvp and a season mvp.
Dude you are an A class hyprocite.You were talking about those players and their rings and deservedly so but your avatar and your statements actually says kobe rings was not deserved man sometimes i forgot you are on my ignore list
There were seasons (years where they won it all) that you could argue who REALLY was running that show.
With the 2000 Lakers, Shaq was clearly the man. That's the difference.
But in 2001 it certainly becomes murky, and even the most proud Shaq fan has to admit that ... mere sidekicks don't put up 29 ppg / 5 rpg / 5 apg w/ ELITE perimeter defense.
Shaq worked his ass off in 2000, and in typical lazy Shaq fashion, never did it again until he had to prove himself ... when the Lakers shipped him to Miami instead of trading Kobe, and his pride was hurt.
By 2003, even if he wasn't the official leader of the team, Kobe was the best player on that team.