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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Columbo, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    ... just admitted that he made mistakes with his relationships with Kobe and Jackson, and that he didn't want to make the same mistakes with "Mr. Wade."

    I thought that was pretty startlingly honest.
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    What was his mistake with Kobe? Not knocking the crap out of him?
  3. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    LOL... he hasn't elaborated... yet....
  4. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Translation: Had he accepted that his skills were indeed waning and that Kobe's were just blossoming, Shaq would now have five rings instead of four.
  5. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Dude... Shaq's skills weren't waning in 2003-04.
  6. You know what's interesting?
    In Orlando and in LA, Anfernee Holloway and Kobe Bryant never won a damn thing after Shaquille left. In Miami, he gets there, and Dwyane Wade turns into Michael Jordan in three years. Is it possible that his size and strength makes everyone else better?
    Of course, Penny was a mute and Kobe's still a dick.
  7. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Was he the same player in 04-05 that he was in 03-04? I don't think so.
  8. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Between the lines.... sounds like Zo's gone.
  9. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Wait a sec... he was MVP runner-up. Should have won.
  10. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    No doubt about that.

    Shaq could be MVP ... legitimately... every year.

    I think he REALLY got jobbed for that last year.
  11. I hate the whole idea of telling a guy when he should quit doing something he loves, but isn't this the best time for Alonzo to take it home?
  12. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    OK, my bad. Should have looked up the statistics first before I made that argument.

    But I think Shaq knows now what he didn't know then -- that being second banana on a title team is better than being the No. 1 player on one that doesn't win.

    And while Dwayne Wade had a sensational playoff run, can we get off this Jordan-esque comparison? As an individual player he's not even better than LeBron or Kobe.
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