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  • Kobe better player

    Yes Kobe needed Shaq to win the playoffs but Kobe was a better player than Shaq. Like Lebron needed Kyrie. Kobe needed Shaq to win the title but Kobe was the better player than Shaq because of more rings, been on more all NBA teams and was a better defender.

  • Shaq Carried Kobe

    Without a big man Kobe doesnt win any championships. He had bynum and Gasol when he won the championships when Andrew was in his prime getting 3 blocks a game. He wasnt focused on as much as Shaq. They had to double team and triple team him in order to stop him. Come on now with a powerful big man the post is lock down on both sides so they can divert there attention to the perimeter causing everyone to focus on Kobe which would have them not even in the playoffs like they were then

  • Kobe would not be where is without shaq?

    Shaq won those championships not kobe, shaq could do it without kobe, kobe couldn't do it without shaq. Kobe wouldn't even be in the top 10 players in NBA history let alone the GOAT like some people are saying, shaq would be a top 10 player, even ESPN say so and they are the biggest kobe ass kissers.

  • Kobe couldn't win without Shaq or Pau

    When Shaq left in 2004, the lakers lost 20 more games than the previous year, then won 45 and 42 the next two before Pau came. Then the lakers started winning again. The point is the Kobe can't win without a big man, and Shaq won in 2006 without Kobe. After 2010, the lakers started to fall off and haven't been the same since. It's just bothering me during all of this retirement crap for Kobe that Shaq should've gotten when he hung em up. Shaq>Kobe any day

  • Kobe couldn't win without Shaq or Pau

    When Shaq left in 2004, the lakers lost 20 more games than the previous year, then won 45 and 42 the next two before Pau came. Then the lakers started winning again. The point is the Kobe can't win without a big man, and Shaq won in 2006 without Kobe. After 2010, the lakers started to fall off and haven't been the same since. It's just bothering me during all of this retirement crap for Kobe that Shaq should've gotten when he hung em up. Shaq>Kobe any day

  • Shaq was better than Kobe

    While Kobe has had a great career, I think that Shaq's was superior. Most fans will cite Kobe's five championships, compared to Shaq's four, as evidence of Kobe's superiority. However, Shaq was clearly the most important member of the Lakers on three of Kobe's five championship teams, as evidenced by his three Finals MVP awards. So I think that Kobe directly owes three of his championships to Shaq. Now, it is also true that Shaq probably would not have won those three championships without Kobe. Kobe was certainly an important member of those Lakers squads. However, the important point here is that Shaq was the most valuable member of those teams, while Kobe, though important himself, was not as crucial to the Laker's success (he was not "the guy"). Indeed, Kobe's importance to those three Lakers championships is comparable to Pau Gasol's importance to Kobe's last two championship teams, or Scottie Pippen's importance to the Bull's six championships in the 90s. No one would argue that, for example, Scottie is better than Kobe because he has more rings. The important aspect is the player's importance to the championship teams that they were apart of. Shaq was the most crucial player to three championship teams; Kobe was the most important on two.
    Other career accomplishments don't really favor Kobe over Shaq either. Both have won the MVP award once, while Kobe has three more all star game appearances and All-NBA first team selections. I think that the All-NBA selections do help Kobe's case, but I do not think that the all-star selections are relevant. While deserving of a spot through most of his career, Kobe's popularity led to him being voted in by the fans over more deserving players. This is not uncommon; Yao Ming was once voted into the All-Star game without having played a game!
    So, I think that the only advantage that Kobe has over Shaq in regards to career accomplishments is his higher All-NBA first team total. However, I think that a player's importance in championship teams is more important than individual awards (or career totals). Now, this is not to say that someone who has played a key role in, say, one or two championship teams has had a better career than someone who played for much longer and won many individual awards (think Chauncey Billups vs. Karl Malone). But in a case this close, I think that the contribution to championship teams trumps a fairly small number of individual awards. So, I think that Shaq has had a better career than Kobe.

  • Shaquille was the best player in the NBA from 2000 to 2003

    According to Kobe's own words he was a sidekick to Shaq. Replace Kobe with McGrady or Kidd, the Lakers would have won the same number of titles or more. Shaq, Duncan and Iverson were the better players in the NBA from 2000 to 2003. Shaq is the most Dominant player ever, a Top 10 player. Kobe will be a Top 15 arguably.

  • Shaq's more dominant

    Shaq was more feared and dominant, with all due respect to Kobe. Shaq was the reason intentionally fouling a bad free throw shooter started. There was no other way to stop him. Shaq won the finals MVP's when he was with Kobe because he was more dominant as a star.

  • Shaq's more dominant

    Shaq was more feared and dominant, with all due respect to Kobe. Shaq was the reason intentionally fouling a bad free throw shooter started. There was no other way to stop him. Shaq won the finals MVP's when he was with Kobe because he was more dominant as a star.

  • Kobe won't argue

    Shaq was simply more dominant yes Kobe could pull up farther but Shaq could if needed people cherry pick Shaq accomplishments and failures yes he was very inconsistent at the line but he made them when needed and he's proved that hell he has even made them threes Kobe was robin to Shaq batman nature would not allow a player with Shaq existing skill set have that perimeter shot it would be so unfair people like to say Shaq never put the work in but little do they know Shaq everyday would shoot 900 free throws and make 80% he just had troubles in game but not when he needed to make them Kobe and Shaq both are legends but I'm more scared of the dominance of Shaq than Kobe

  • Kobe is G.O.A.T.

    Shaq played on 6 teams and has 4 rings, 3 of them was at the Lakers with Kobe.. 1 was with D-Wade. He won 3 of 4 championships with Kobe!!!! Everyone says Kobe only won cause of shaq but it's the other way around... 6 Rings > 4 Rings. KOBE.

  • Who can stop kobe

    Shaquille can never stop Kobe because Kobe Bryant is one of the toughest player in the universe. Also Shaq is not the 1st player who is good only Kobe Bryant is. Shaq is even not the third or 2nd player who is good two. The 2nd player who is good is maybe Michael Jordon.

  • Shaq is not better than Kobe

    Shaq is heavy to hit a three point range.But Kobe is like thin to hit a three point range so what i mean for Kobe like he can hit a three and from downtown and dunk,shoot twos and i get like so exited and and he shoots for the win and he scores.

  • Shaq is not better than Kobe

    Shaq is heavy to hit a three point range.But Kobe is like thin to hit a three point range so what i mean for Kobe like he can hit a three and from downtown and dunk,shoot twos and i get like so exited and and he shoots for the win and he scores.

  • No, Shaq is not better than Kobe

    They're both two of the ten greatest ever, no doubt about that, but there's just no way I can say Shaq was better. More efficient? Yes. More dominant? Obviously, but Shaq had a physical advantage over his opponents that Kobe doesn't have. Kobe, despite being much smaller, is a much better scorer, shooter, better passer, a relatively better defender compared to others at their position, and Kobe is a much, much better free throw shooter. Simply no excuse for a pro to miss almost as many free throws as they make.

    Kobe is also a much harder worker and much more skilled than Shaq and that's what separates the two imo.

  • No, He's Not. Better than Kobe

    What could Shaq do that Kobe couldn't? Kobe was considered the sidekick to Shaq but Kobe could score better than Shaq and he has two more rings without Shaq. In his Prime, Shaq could clobber any center that stepped in his way, same with Kobe at the guard position. Those two will be forever linked together, but overall skill wise and stat wise, Kobe would rank higher all time than Shaq

  • Kobe is Better than Shaq

    Some say that Coach Jackson chose Kobe over Shaw because he was younger but that is not true. Kobe was an all-around player, he had leadership, endurance, confidence, and he also played with unbelievable skill in all the championships that Shaq had won, he always had a star guard by his side. Kobe and Wade are terrific players. Shaq was useful on defensive, but he was lousy on offense. Though he did score some 30 points per game, only because he was big. He was a lousy shooter, and couldn't make a free throw to save his life.

  • Shaq is not better than Kobe because the Lakers made the choice to keep Kobe

    While Shaq and Kobe are both good basketball players, Kobe has worked hard to improve his game. He also has not involved himself into any negative slinging. Shaq was only two seasons from retiring, therefore, it was his time to go. There seemed to be no more room for improvement from the Shaq.

  • Shaq is not better than Kobe, at least not based on technical ability

    If the basis for which the two are being compared is technical ability, it seems that Kobe may be better than Shaq. Kobe has been referred to as the next Michael Jordan, and has displayed some impressive skills on the basketball court. However, if the basis for the comparison is personality, Shaq has got Kobe beat by a land slide.

  • No, Shaq is not better than Kobe.

    In fact, I believe that the two players should not really be compared as they played different positions and do many things differently. That said, Kobe is probably the second-best player of all-time as of right now. The only player who is assuredly better was Michael Jordan. Shaq had a period of a few years where he was the most dominant player in the league but Kobe kept up his dominance for a much longer period of time.


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