The Retro Room: The Beginning of the Lakers 3-Peat

Players in this post:
Shaquille O’Neal Kobe Bryant

On ‘The Retro Room’, Randy Cruz and Jabari Davis from the ‘Dunks & Discourse Podcast’ revisit Shaq and Kobe’s first NBA Championship as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.

They discuss Shaq initially signing with the Lakers in the summer of 1996, the Lakers trading for Kobe Bryant on draft night in 1996, the early playoff woes from 1997-1999, Phil Jackson becoming the head coach prior to the 2000 season, Shaq’s dominant 2000 MVP season, the progression of Kobe Bryant, rivalries with the Blazers and Kings, the 2000 Western Conference Finals, 2000 NBA Finals vs the Indiana Pacers and more.

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