karlo 12: Your arguments are so 2000. Kobe was the main man when the Lakers battled against the Western heavyweights during the playoffs. Granted, Shaq had to contend with facing the double team most of the time, but Kobe also had to face so-called "Kobe-stoppers" on a regular basis. This game is 5 against 5. And for the sake of argument, Jordan also had it easier with Pippen as his wingman. Pippen was the Bulls's main defensive stopper, and that left Jordan with lots of energy on offense. Take Pippen out and Jordan probably wouldn't have won 6 championships. I agree with Rocker09 that you have to backread because just like him, I've also "been there and done that."
It's already 2011. So Happy New Year.