Thursday, June 25, 2009
Burning Question for Shaq
So Shaq has officially been traded to Cleveland where he can now run the court with LeBron. This will undoubtedly invite an obvious question from the lazy, sensationalistic media.
The question that Shaq will soon tire of hearing is this: Who is better, LeBron or Kobe?
At first, this may seem like one of those questions to which an answer can only stir trouble. But I don't think so. Here's how I would handle it.
First time it comes up, Shaq needs to look into the camera without hesitation and say "no question, Kobe is the best". This is supported by the most recent season when Kobe took his team all the way and gains further credence from Kobe's 4 rings. It may also serve as motivation to LeBron to aim higher and to continue improving.
Answering the other way just makes Shaq look like a homer, probably gets dismissed as ongoing bad blood between the former teammates, and pretty much ensures that Kobe will go off for 60 or more any time their teams meet.