Originally posted on Basketball Bicker  |  Last updated 11/21/13

INDIANAPOLIS - MARCH 29: Former Michigan State player Earvin Magic Johnson is interviewed by the media following the Michigan State Spartans' 64-52 win against the Louisville Cardinals during the fourth round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Lucas Oil Stadium on March 29, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

On TNT’s Sprint Halftime show during the Clippers-Thunder game, Shaq made a bold claim, saying he and Kobe are the best 1-2 punch in NBA history. Even over fellow Los Angeles Lakers duo Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson. Besides Kareem and Magic, duos like Bill Russell-Bob Cousy, Michael Jordan-Scottie Pippen and Larry Bird-Kevin McHale are all in the discussion. Let’s take a look at the Shaq-Kobe and Kareem-Magic comparison. Kareem and Magic: Seasons together – 10 Finals appearances – 8 NBA Championships – 5

Shaq and Kobe: Seasons together – 8 NBA Finals appearances – 4 NBA Championships – 3 Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant were a dominant force, achieving the rare three-peat in the early ’00s, but they underachieved due to their very public friction. A disconnect was apparent in their sole NBA Finals loss to the Detroit Pistons in 2004. Kareem and Magic get the edge, as they were able to co-exist more, leading to greater achievements. Which duo do you think is greater, Shaq and Kobe or Kareem and Magic? The post Shaq Says He and Kobe Are Best Duo in NBA History appeared first on Basketball Bicker.

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