Slava wrote:This is hard to know, there were a lot possessions where all Kobe did was run the offense, make an entry pass and wait for a reason to cut. His playoffs usage during the three peat was at or well below 30. Compared to that, Iverson's usage during those playoffs was around 35.
Despite Kobe's reluctance to taking the back seat, he did exactly that for a large portion of those titles when Shaq was healthy and in shape. I think Iverson would have the same issues if not more in terms of toning down his usage around Shaq because he was more scoring minded than Kobe during those years.
Don't you think, Koba would have been more scoring minded playing with the team AI had? And AI would have been less so, playing with Shaq?