Shaquille O’Neal and Robert Horry think the Lakers are the strongest opponents
In the early 2000s, the Los Angeles Lakers, led by Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant, were a force to be reckoned with. They won three consecutive championships in 2000-2002. Despite their dominance, there are still some teams that pose a real threat to the Zijin Army.
Shaq and Robert Horry are members of the Lakers with three consecutive championships, and they recall the era of ruling the league. When asked about the toughest opponent they face, their response is the same. That’s the Portland Trail Blazers.
In that era, the most memorable series between the two teams was in 2000, when the Lakers defeated the Trail Blazers in the Western Conference finals. The series eventually defeated Los Angeles 4-3.
Although the Blazers are flammable, they are talented and ridiculous, with 5 current or future All-Star players-Scottie Pippen, Rasheed Wallace, Steve Smith (Steve Smith), Detlef Schrempf (Detlef Schrempf) and Jermaine O’Neal (Jermaine O’Neal), as well as Damon Stoudamire (Damon Stoudamire) and Bonds Will A powerful offensive player like Bonzi Wells.
It can be said that this is the strongest team in the Lakers’ three consecutive championships and one of the best teams ever to miss the finals.
Robert Horry said: “This is probably the best basketball team I have ever encountered during this period.” He has won seven championships in his 16-year career, including with the Lakers. 3 championships.
Shaq said: “They are the most difficult team, and the only team that is not afraid of us.”
Remember the seventh game of the Lakers and Trail Blazers in the 2000 Western Conference Finals: