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Kobe Bryant Believes He Would Have ’12 F*cking Rings’ If Shaq Was In Shape

(via Los Angeles Times)

(via Los Angeles Times)

Three NBA Championships in three years apparently isn't enough for Kobe Bean. In an interesting "what-if" scenario laid out by Bryant in an interview with Patrick Bet-David at the PHP Agency Convention in Las Vegas, he admitted that, if Shaq was in shape, not only would he be the G.O.A.T., but they would've had 12 rings together.

“He’d be the greatest of all time,” Bryant said of a gym-focused Shaq. “He’d be the first to tell you that!”

“I wish he was in the gym!” he said. “I would’ve had 12 f*cking rings!”

“Me and Shaq sit down all the time and I say, ‘Dude if your lazy ass was in shape…'” he shared.

Kobe and Shaq were one of the most dominant duos the NBA has ever seen. But how much better could they have been is O'Neal had Jobe's work ethic? He likely would have been able to dominate for long stretches of time, and he would have gotten along much better with the Mamba, who always resented Shaq for his laziness in the gym.

Nevertheless, the opportunity has long since passed now, and we are left to only dream of what might have been. And man, what a dream it is...