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Was The Lakers Trade Of Shaq In Favor Of Kobe One Of The Biggest Sports Blunders Ever?

I mean, look, Shaq virtually guarantees your team will enter the Conference Finals at least. Kobe by himself can’t get to the playoffs, Kobe with Phil Jackson can’t even make it out of the first round. How could Jerry Buss be so stupid?
I hear all this talk about Shaq wearing down, but the Heat have made it to the Eastern Conference Finals twice. I bet if the Lakers kept him, they would’ve been serious NBA Finals contenders.
I still don’t understand the logic. Shaq has about 2-3 more years left of serious contention. The Lakers gambled for the future and blew that AND the present.
Trade Kobe…I’m telling you Dr. Buss…oh wait, you gave him that contract.