I was reading Phil Jackson's "Last season" book and in one chapter Phil said he went up to management and proposed to trade Kobe for Jason Kidd and Shawn Marion. The Suns supposedly were willing to do this because Kobe was a young all star(22 y/o?), enigmatic, obviously popular (Pre Colorado rape case) and was very talented player but Jeannie Buss did'nt like the idea, because Kobe and Shaq tandem was giving them a lot dollars and success despite the drama.
I ask, how many title's would the Lakers had if they traded Kobe to Phoenix for Jason Kidd and Shawn Marion? Keep in mind Jason Kidd was easily a Top 10 player then and Shawn Marion was an up and coming player.
Would a prime Shaq, Jason Kidd and Phil Jackson win more titles?