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“He Wasn’t as Tough”: Unlike Around Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal Knowingly Went Easy on LeBron James and Dwyane Wade
2024/04/02

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During his time with the Los Angeles Lakers, Shaquille O'Neal achieved three consecutive championships, establishing himself as one of the dominant forces in the league. 

The Lakers' success in the early 2000s was largely attributed to the formidable duo of Shaq and Kobe Bryant. Their partnership terrorized the league, but internal conflicts eventually caused their alliance to fall apart. Shaq soon realized that he couldn't be as tough on other stars as he was on Kobe.

Shaq also mentored LeBron James during his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2009-2010 season. However, Shaq had no complaints about LeBron, as he believed the "King" had already figured out his way in the league at a young age.

Shaq's role as a mentor proved beneficial for both LeBron James and Dwyane Wade at the early stages of their careers. Wade and James went on to form a Big 3 with Chris Bosh in Miami, winning championships in 2012 and 2013 and cementing a legacy for the franchise.

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Shaq's remarks about Kobe's toughness in comparison to other generational talents highlight the Mamba's exceptional character. Former NBA defender Metta Standiford-Artest recently recalled how Kobe's mental strength affected him to the point where he felt the need to prepare the night before a Lakers game.

However, after seven seasons with the Lakers, Shaq made a move to the Eastern Conference, joining the Miami Heat in 2004 with the intention of winning a fourth championship.

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