I think that the majority of people that oppose this trade do so mainly because they don't want to hear the "Kobe can't win withouth Shaq" haters come out in full force. I say, who cares?!
This is Kobe's team, we know it, the media knows it, and Shaq knows it. Shaq would come in with a good attitude and a fresh start. In business, you have to learn to forgive and forget just as the Kobe and Phil did. There is only one person missing, and that is Shaq. We would win titles with Kobe, Shaq, Bynum, Gasol, Ariza, Farmar, Josh Powell, Mihm....the list goes on. This is not the same old and tired team that surrounded Shaq and Kobe 3 years ago.
Come on, seriously guys, it is the PERFECT hollywood story. Kobe, Shaq & Phil coming full circle to go on another threepeat.
Do it Mitch!! We will see how teams and "sports analyst" will be calling the Lakers "soft".