Make no mistake about it, Kobe Bryant won four championships last season. Some may note that the championship rings of 2000-2002 were in BryantÆs display caseáyears ago, but the sad truth is the rest of the world has taken this long to catch up. Until the LakersÆ clinched their 2009 NBA Championship, almost everyone had forgotten the reasoning behind the success of the three-peat Lakers earlier this decade: with Shaquille OÆNeal and KobeáBryant, the Lakers had the two best players in basketball andáthe quality of the veteran role-players around them augmented them all the more, simply making them unfair to play against. The Lakers were by no means a team comprised of just Shaq. But that was all forgotten. Instead, many analysts, and random haters with nothing better to do with their ...
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