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Kobe the Sidekick

i Love Kobe, i respect his game for me he still is the most skilled perimeter player Lebron is the best all around baller, but i have something to show

Kobe Bryant's first 3 rings as a sidekick

3 peat championship years, playoffs only
Shaq 29.9ppg, 55.2%fg, 14.5reb, 3.0ast, 2.4blk, 12.2 win shares, 3.7 defensive win shares, 8.5 offensive win shares, and only 553 missed shots....
Kobe Bryant 25.3ppg, 44.7%fg, 5.7reb, 4.9ast, 1.1blk, 8.5 win shares, 2.5 defensive win shares, 5.8 offensive win shares, and a whopping 654 missed shots.
Kobe missed 101 more shots than Shaq during the 3 peat championship years

In 99-2000, Kobe missed 14 games, the Lakers went 12-4 without him.
In 2000-2001 Kobe missed 14 games, the Lakers went 11-3 without him.
In 2001-2002 Kobe missed 2 games, the Lakers went 2-0 without him.
The championship Lakers teams seemed barely affected by the absence of Kobe.

The 55 win season the Bulls had while Jordan retired the first time. the fact is that Pippen, Grant, Armstrong, and Kukoc all scored in double figures that season.

Team record in games missed
Michael Jordan: 19-49 (.279)
86: 18-43
89: 0-1
92: 0-2
93: 1-3

Even the world champion Bulls suffered 1-5 without their undisputed leader.
In the previous 35 games before Michael Jordan's return the Bulls were 18-17 with Scottie Pippen leading the team, after Jordan's return the Bulls went 13-4 and 72-10 the following season. Jordan was the most crucial player in NBA history to his team's championship success along with players like Shaq being close behind. Michael Jordan was the only All-Star on the Chicago Bulls in 1991 and 1998.

Percentage of team's points scored in the NBA Finals
Kobe
2000: 14.5% (not even including the game he missed) (W)
2001: 24.4% (W)
2002: 25.2% (W)
2004: 27.6% (L)

Shaq
2000: 36.3% (W)
2001: 32.8% (W)
2002: 34.5% (W)
2004: 32.5% (L)

Michael Jordan
1991: 30.8% (W)
1992: 34.6% (W)
1993: 38.3% (W)
1996: 29.4% (W)
1997: 36.8% (W)
1998: 38.1% (W)

2000:
Shaq 38.0ppg 2.3apg 16.7 reb 61.1% shooting
Kobe 15.6ppg 4.2 apg 4.6 reb 36.7% shooting
2001:
Shaq 33.0ppg 15.8 rpg 4.4 apg 57.3% shooting
Kobe 24.6ppg 5.8 apg 7.8 reb 41.5% shooting
2002:
Shaq 36.3ppg 12.3 rpg 3.8 apg 59.5% shooting
Kobe 26.7ppg 5.2 apg 5.8 reb 51.4% shooting
2004:
Shaq 26.6ppg 10.8 rpg 1.6 apg 63.1% shooting
Kobe 22.6ppg 4.4 apg 2.8 reb 38% shooting

Peformances in the Finals:
2010: Kobe Bryant... 97 missed shots, 66 made shots

2009: Kobe Bryant...77 missed shots, 58 made shots

2008: Kobe Bryant... 78 missed shots, 53 made shots

2007: LeBron James... 58 missed shots, 32 made shots

2006: Dwyane Wade... 74 missed shots, 65 made shots

2004: Kobe Bryant... 70 missed shots, 43 made shots
2004: Shaq O'Neal... 31 missed shots, 53 made shots

2002: Kobe Bryant... 34 missed shots, 36 made shots
2002: Shaq O'Neal... 34 missed shots, 50 made shots

2001: Kobe Bryant... 62 missed shots, 44 made shots
2001: Shaq O'Neal... 47 missed shots, 63 made shots

2000: Kobe Bryant... 57 missed shots, 33 made shots
2000: Shaq O'Neal... 61 missed shots, 96 made shots

"[Bryant] told Jackson that O'Neal's presence on the team would affect his decision to stay with the Lakers, adding, "I'm tired of being a [sidekick]," Jackson wrote.


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