I can't believe what I saw on Sportscenter, but they're actually talking about the possibility of trading Shaq away. If you were the Lakers, who would you rather keep- Shaq or Kobe? Shaq is able to dominate games. Every year the Lakers won, he was the Finals MVP. Nobody can stop him defensively, he'll give you rebounds, and he'll just fill up the center defensively. Kobe might be the best perimiter player, but there are other players who are not as good, such as Tracy McGrady, who will still be able to do what Kobe does. But, there's nobody around who does what Shaq does. Kobe's the best perimiter player. He creates his own shot, and he's clutch in the end. At that point, Shaq is on the bench cause he can't free throws. Also, Kobe is considered one of the best defensive players. He's also much younger than Shaq. Right now, Shaq wants an extension to his contract which would end when he's 34.