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Did Shaq make Kobe better when he was a Laker?

  • Yes, Shaq got double teams all the time.

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  • No, Shaq wanted more touches.

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Did Shaq make Kobe better?
 

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Which player will make Kobe better?
 

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yes. every player improves vastly playing with Shaq
 

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Fact or Fiction?
Kobe is improving without Shaq. Kobe is a better player now.
 

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Ballscientist said:
Fact or Fiction?
Kobe is improving without Shaq. Kobe is a better player now.
Kobe is better now, thanks to the hard work he's put in. Though it's basically impossible for someone to say he wouldn't be even better if he was still playing next to Shaq.
 

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SHEED! said:
Kobe got confidence playing with shaq as Dwanye Wade did
Eh...

Kobe and Dwyane Wade had confidence before being teamed with Shaq.
 

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uh
this should be a given. shaq makes everyone around him better.
 

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Does Kobe have the better stats without Shaq?
 

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Coatesvillain said:
Eh...

Kobe and Dwyane Wade had confidence before being teamed with Shaq.
Truth, Kobe especially is the last person that needs a confidence booster. Remember the playoffs against the Jazz where he shot airballs? Nobody but Kobe wanted to take that shot.
 

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Does Kobe have the better stats without Shaq?
Yes, because he can touch the ball more with Shaq gone, common sense really.
 

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Back to the topic, Yes Shaq made Kobe a better player in some ways...but the person responsible for making him way better is Phil Jackson, Phil instilled the initiator role in Kobe that made him a better all around passer/ playmaker than what he really was.

You dont get recognition as one of the leagues premier defender and scorer by just playing with Shaq.
 

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PLaying with Shaq made the game easier for Kobe, he didn't make Kobe any better than he was already. The only thing that happened was that Kobe faced less pressure and was more efficient, due to playing alongside another player who commanded so much attention on the offensive end.

I still don't get this making players better crap. I wouldn't even say he made him look better, because Kobe now looks like 10times the player he was when he played with Shaq, but the game is harder for him as he is the primary concern of defenses.
 

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Rockstone said:
Shaq didn't make Kobe better. He only made the game easier for Kobe. The rape allegations and the risk of losing everything he worked so hard to enjoy is what made him better. He's clearly an improved player since that whole fiasco.
Correct! repped.
 

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Which season did Kobe play better?

A. 2006 - Kobe has MVP season without Shaq;

B. 2002 - Kobe was a supporting cast when Shaq was a Laker.

If you vote, please pick one.
 
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