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Shaq....

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

  1. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    But he has something BronBron doesn't have...a ring.
     
  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    No, why should he? He's playing very well, and reportedly his health situation is good. Why quit?
     
  3. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Fuck Zo, an asshole's asshole.
     
  4. Just_An_SID

    Just_An_SID Active Member

    I just have ask. . .

    Who's Anfernee Holloway?
     
  5. Hardaway.
    Dammit, I'm as big an idiot as Phil.
     
  6. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    BronBron will have the blingbling soon enough. God, I can't believe I actually wrote that drivel. Shoot. Me. Now.

    Seriously, LeBron will win multiple rings, and like Jordan, he won't need a talented big man to help him.
     
  7. We'll see.
    Word, dawg.
     
  8. dog428

    dog428 Active Member

    I don't know how I feel about Shaq. On one hand, I think he whines an awful lot. On the other, the guy takes an absolute pounding night in and night out and very rarely does he let the shit get to him. Also, he took the low road a couple of times during that whole Kobe situation, but for the most part, the guy did his best to not to throw shit back and forth. He's a talent, especially when he actually puts forth some effort. But all the coasting, particularly during the regular season, kinda leaves me put-off.

    As for Kobe, he's just a selfish dick. Had he just left shit alone, he and Shaq would still be winning rings. But no, couldn't do it. Couldn't share the spotlight. Couldn't bear to have someone else getting his pub. He's got what he wanted now and I hope he never wises up. I hope he continues to run off every decent player the Lakers sign and he spends his life averaging 40 a game and leaving the playoffs in the first or second round. Or even better, I hope he never sees the playoffs again.

    Lebron, somehow, at a very young age, seems to be much, much more mature and a helluva lot smarter than Kobe. Lebron will win rings, because he's smart enough to realize he can't do the shit by himself and he works every night to get his teammates involved. How this team-player concept has managed to slip by Kobe, I don't know.
     
  9. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    His team attitude is off the charts compared with Kobe.

    Can't really comment on that aspect of LeBron.
     
  10. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Won't disagree with you on the attitude part. Wade has relished the team concept since he was at Marquette, probably even before then.
     
  11. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    Hear hear.
     
  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Ding ding ding. Shaq may not have ever gotten himself into the shape to the greatest player ever, which he probably could have been, but he was a difference maker. I will take the freakish big man over the prolific scorer 95 percent of the time.

    People love watching the swingmen/scorers. But the drop off from Kobe to say, Michael Redd, is not as great as the drop off from Shaq to other big men. You put Shaq with a competent scorer and you have an automatic playoff team. You put him with a top tier player like Kobe or Wade and you have a championship contender. Without Shaq, Kobe or Wade don't guarantee anything. What they bring to the table isn't as unique and undefendable as what Shaq brings. I know what Shaq does isn't as sexy as Kobe going one on five and scoring 60 in a meaningless game, but Shaq's track record should say it all now.
     
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