Originally posted by YuNGaCE:Originally posted by DynastyChile:Originally posted by YuNGaCE:
Kobe's my favorite player in the NBA (I'm a Warriors fan) and Lebron is on another level than Kobe and has been for years now. Just give the Cavs Shaq like Kobe had early in the decade and Lebron could win a championship easily. Wait...... let me rephrase that. Give the Cavs Shaq IN HIS PRIIIIME and Lebron would have many rings to match Kobe's.
People that say things like this clearly didn't watch the playoffs when the Lakers had their three peat. Anyone with any knowledge of the game knew how much Kobe brought to the table, and how he wasn't just the "sidekick".
I did and I used to be a Lakers fan until the the Fantastic 4 broke up (Kobe/Shaq/Malone/Payton). You can't dismiss Shaq's presence on the court, he was a force to be reckoned with. Their triangle offense was built around both players and each had a huge part. Lebron is basically the whole Cavs team. If he were to leave, their team would definitely be a top 5 pick. When Shaq left the Lakers, weren't they the 8th seed and lost in the 1st Round ?
LeBron is FAR from being their whole team. Their whole team plays superb defense, (which is one thing that the post-Shaq Lakers did not do at all) and they have two guys that were all stars last year. They've been a Top 5-6 defensive team for the last several years.
But nobody cares about defense, and since LeBron has the ball in his hands the entire shot block, everyone else must suck.
[ Edited by LA9erFan on Jan 24, 2010 at 11:04 PM ]