It's hard to imagine two of the greatest players in NBA history opposing playing together, but Kobe and Shaq have always had their distinct differences. In a recent interview with ESPN, Kobe was asked why he didn't have more MVPs. Kobe answered, "Because I played with Shaq. It's that simple. A lot of the time we cancelled each other out. I sacrificed a lot playing with him. I really did. I did it for the success of the team. If I never played with him, my numbers would have been ridiculous."

While Kobe is probably correct, wouldn't he rather have those three rings he won with Shaq than a few more MVPs?