Originally Posted by Soccer10
What about Pippen's championships? McHale's?
They all get far more credit than Kobe.
Hell even John Stockton gets more credit for his rings than Kobe...and he has no rings.
It's not that they get more credit than Kobe. It's that people like you try to give Kobe more credit than he actually deserves for those rings, and it ends up pissing people off. Nobody tried to give Pippen, etc... the same amount of credit that Bryant fans have repeatedly over the years tried to give him for LA's rings.
Shaq could have got it done with another perimeter player. Make no mistake about it. Just like Jordan could have gotten it done with another similar second option like Pippen.