Bill Russell, Shaq And More NBA Legends You Completely Forgot Were Traded

Los Angeles Lakers — Shaquille O’Neal

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The biggest ‘what if’ centers around Shaquille O’Neal and the Los Angeles Lakers. Let’s get this out of the way: Shaq and the late Kobe Bryant is the best tandem in the history of the NBA. We’re willing to bet that there will never be another tandem as good as these two. They won three-straight titles with absolute ease. Behind the scenes, we learned about the quarrelling between the two stars.

Ultimately, the Lakers kept the younger Bryant — and jettisoned Shaq to Miami for a package centered around Lamar Odom. Kobe won two more titles for the Lakers, and Shaq helped Miami win one, as well. Still, it’s a regret that the two couldn’t make it work. There’s a scenario in which the Lakers win six to seven titles with the dynamic duo.