I was just watching some Webber highlights his passing and basketball IQ is incredible. How well would he have meshed with Shaq? And who could have stopped that frontcourt!?
They more than likely would have been as good if not better than Shaq and Penny, depending on who they got to run the point. But, at the same time, I still see Shaq hightailing it out of Orlando for LA. Still do not know if that team would have won a championship. If you look at some of the teams Shaq/Kobe won titles with and that Magic team Shaq/Penny took to the finals, they did not exactly have a wealth of talent. It is tough to say whether the Shaq and Webber team would be better than Shaq/Penny, I am guessing most people will say no due to the comparisons the latter duo had to Magic/Kareem. But, Chris Webber was seen as a new age 4 man, and some even saw him as being a 5. He won Rookie of the Year over Penny, and than had a slew of injuries as Penny became a superstar. However, in the end, Webber had a much more successful career overall than Anfernee Hardaway, and a young Chris Webber and Shaq playing together could have been amazing. He definitely would have been a major upgrade over every 4 man Shaq had played with up until Amare, but than they would still have the issue of finding the best PG for the system. Definitely would not have been easy, as would keeping both of their egos in check, after all look at what happened to Shaq and Penny in the end.
Thier 5 would have been skiles scott anderson webber and Shaq ... I think that is a pretty solid 5. With Penny they still lacked inside presence even with Shaq dominating.
And they didn't really need a great PG because Webber was a great creator on offence!Even in his young days!