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Shaq and Kobe

Shaquille O'Neal (left) and Kobe Bryant (right) helped the Los Angeles Lakers win three straight NBA titles in 2000, 2001, and 2002. Though they played well together on the court, the pair had an acrimonious relationship at times in the locker room.

The "Kobe-Shaq feud" was the conflict between National Basketball Association (NBA) players Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, who played together for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1996 to 2004.

O'Neal and Bryant won 3 consecutive NBA championships (2000, 2001, 2002), and made an additional NBA Finals appearance in 2004. O'Neal was the NBA Finals MVP in each of their victories. Personal differences and arguments over their respective roles on the Lakers were followed by a trade that sent O'Neal to the Miami Heat while Bryant was re-signed as a free agent by the Lakers. Lakers head coach Phil Jackson wrote a 2004 book, The Last Season: A Team in Search of Its Soul, reflecting on the troubles Bryant and O'Neal had during their last season together.

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