“Kobe Was Never The Alpha” – NBA Fans Gives Their Verdict on Shaquille O’Neal vs Kobe Bryant Viral Video
Shaquille O’Neal was very dangerous since he was huge and strong. In 2002, Shaq and Kobe Bryant won three consecutive championships. Kobe desperately needed a quality player like Shaq or Pau Gasol, and he won five titles over his 20-year career.
In an old video from a game in 1998, people rediscovered Shaq’s amazing performance when he showed his power by handling a Dallas Mavericks player with ease. Fans started saying things that caused arguments, comparing Shaq and his teammate in a negative way.
Mamba mentality of Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant will always be remembered as someone who learned from Michael Jordan and made his own style. Not many players today can dominate the game mentally before it even starts. Fans argue about who the best players are in the NBA. But Kobe Bryant inspired younger players who didn’t see Michael Jordan. His never-give-up attitude on the court defined him during his NBA career.
Kobe’s way of doing things motivated a whole new group of players. His hard work, love for the game, and strong dedication inspired many young players.
“A constant quest to try to be better today than you were yesterday,” Kobe said about Mamba mentality.
Fans have always thought of Kobe as the player who worked the hardest in the game. However, in the recently shared video from the 1990s, fans now believe that Shaq was better than Kobe.
Fans claim Shaquille O’Neal was more alpha
Shaq is from a time after the era of big players. There were great centers like Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Hakeem Olajuwon, and Kareem Abdul Jabbar. But when Shaq joined the Lakers in 1996, he was meaner, stronger, and better than anyone before him. There is nobody like Shaq in today’s NBA. He is now known as the best and most dominant player in the game.
Recently, a video resurfaced showing how powerful Shaq was in a game. He easily manhandled the Dallas Mavericks player AC Green.
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Here are a few of the fan reactions:
“Let’s be real, Kobe was never the alpha on them squads, THIS MAN Shaq was. Dude was bullying everyone back then.”
“Shaq never scored 81 points like Kobe.”
“Been saying since then Kobe was nice but those first 3 rings were on the strength of Shaq…people and Kobe lovers forget that.”
“Shaq chose violence every night.”
“He was the real deal! I miss physical basketball!”