The feud between Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant while both were with the Los Angeles Lakers has been well documented at this point. In fact, Kobe is making an appearance on Shaq’s podcast next week as they discussed their issues.
Shaq also sat down with Sirius XM NBA Radio and said that he and Kobe’s issues were more of an ‘office beef’ and that he would do it over again if he could:
— SiriusXM NBA Radio (@SiriusXMNBA) August 27, 2015
It’s good that in their older years, both Kobe and Shaq can look back on their issues and realize that they handled them terribly. Both players were so talented that even though they were at each other’s throats at times, they were still able to win three straight championships together.
With Shaq now retired and Kobe entering his 20th season in the NBA, both stars are much wiser than in their earlier years and Kobe in particular called himself an ‘idiot’ with how he acted. The fact that Shaq would do it all over again shows that he loves winning more than anything, and those Lakers were very successful.
Each player experienced success without the other as well, but when the two were together, there may have never been a more dominant duo in NBA history.[divide]