[post_page_title]Shaq & Kobe Bryant[/post_page_title]
The 1996-97 season could be seen as a defining season for the LA Lakers. After just four seasons with the Orlando Magic, Shaquille O’Neal was traded to the Lakers, who had also just received Kobe Bryant in a draft-day trade. The Lakers now had an offensive duo who would be tough to stop. Shaq and Kobe would play together in LA for eight seasons, winning 50+ games a season in seven of them (the one year they failed to reached 50 years was the players strike, and teams played only 50 games). During their tenure, the Lakers made the postseason every year and won three championships, back-to-back-to-back, from the 1999-00 season through 2001-02. Kobe and Shaq weren’t the best of friends, but they definitely dominated the court.
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