Think about this line up:
PF Kevin Garnett 20 ppg 13 rpg 4 apg
SF Devan George 9 ppg 5 rpg 4 apg
C Alonzo Mourning 10 ppg 10 rpg 2 apg
PG Troy Hudson 14 ppg 4 rpg 5 apg
SG Kobe Bryant 31 ppg 7 rpg 7 apg
NOW THAT IS A CHAMPIONSHIP LINEUP!
Shaq is the NBA championship BARING NONE, but thats only if he is motivated to get it. I think this year proved he no longer gets motivated because of his dominance over the NBA, just like Jordan 10 years ago. but if he returns motivated like Jordan did, then ill just have to gladly eat my words as they go for another 3 peat. which i would love to see happen. a motivated shaq is the most exciting player to watch in the nba as he single handedly will carry a team to the NBA championship on his superman arms. but im not sure if that is his #1 priority anymore. bringing in another dominant player like KG who is extreemly motivated, along with a fresh point guard in troy hudsen, combined with Kobe bryant and his competitive desire would spell instant championships and record breaking seasons for the entire laker squad. it would be sad to see shaq go but if winning is your first priority, go for it. i hope shaq makes me eat my words as i love him to death ( not in that way at all you perverts!!) but somtimes a huge sacrafise must be made in order to get back on track.
Quoting Shaq on one of his spontainious freestyles durring practices:
"I stay paid niggaaa, I live laid niggaaa, I've been rappen ever since the third grade niggaaa".