Shaq, Kobe and the Lakers legends against Jordan and the Bulls ... who you got?
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It’s a pickup basketball game, almost like you’d imagine in street ball with legends on NBA 2K15, except this time you’re only allowed to pick legends from the Bulls and Lakers.
According to Shaquille O’Neal, who’s known to stir up some debate on social media, the boys in purple and gold would come out victorious. Perhaps only adding insult to injury with this one, or maybe a nod at his own confidence, Shaq adds that the Lake Show would beat the Bulls by … 50?!? That would be quite a dominant performance against a team that boasts, well, Michael Jordan.
The rosters (as Shaq decided) would include himself as well as former teammate Kobe Bryant. Then, Showtime is rounded up by Magic Johnson, Elgin Baylor and Kareem Abdul-Abbar. They face off against Derrick Rose, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman and Horace Grant.
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If you look at the Bulls "greatest of all time" roster, you notice how comparitvely thin they are (historically) once you remove Jordan. Alternatively, the Lakers have tons of talent (e.g. Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, James Worthy, etc.) that was not included on Shaq’s dream team.
Pippen was quick to respond, adding "All I know is we won 6 titles, twice the amount you claimed while in LA …"