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Former Los Angeles Lakers superstar Shaquille O’Neal has compared Michael Jordan’s ‘win at all cost’ mentality to Kobre Bryant.
Shaq, who won three Championships with Kobe in 2000, 2001 and 2002, believes their mentality was pretty much equal in terms of their desire to win every day, against every opponent.
Speaking with Stephen A. Smith (ESPN), O’Neal said: “I would think it was pretty much equal. Really never spent a lot of time with Michael, but watching them win the championships, watching this demeanor and watching them win the ball at the last second, I would say it’s pretty equal.”
“Kobe made a great point. We all look at the players before us, and we take a little something from them. I wanted to be mean like Patrick Ewing in the posts. I wanted to dominate like Wilt Chamberlain. You know the only difference is, Kobe was able to have a telephone number and have a relationship with these guys.” he added.