New Lakers Book Discusses Old Shaq-Kobe Feud

As championship teams go, few were as acrimonious as the early-oughts Los Angeles Lakers. Sure, the Dallas Cowboys were wilder & less-disciplined, but never was there such a chasm of ill will between the team’s top two players as there was between Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant.

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While Phil Jackson’s book did a fine job of presenting the feud from his angle, we now have Madmen’s Ball: The Continuing Saga of Kobe, Phil and the Los Angeles Lakers, a new book about the 2003-2004 season, Shaq’s last in LA. According to an excerpt printed in the LOS ANGELES TIMES, not only was it a fatal PR disaster for the dynasty, everyone knew it was coming: Read more…