Some say that Kobe needed Shaq; wise people know that Shaq also needed Kobe. However, there are some out there who say that Shaquille O’Neal carried Kobe Bryant to three championship rings. Of course, this wasn’t the case and Bryant knows it.
One fan on Twitter sent an image to Kobe; an image that should silence any hater. The photo, which is of Kobe and Allen Iverson during the 2001 NBA Finals, has a graphic that displays Bryant’s playoff statistics of 31.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game, along with the caption “Haters be like Shaq carried Kobe”:
The tweet obviously caught Bryant’s attention, as he retweeted the photo and added a few trademark Black Mamba hashtags.
Many forget just how good Bryant’s numbers were back in the day, even while playing with Shaq, so now and again, it’s good to give the fans a reminder.