Date: 5/19/2001
Complex Says: While trouble was brewing underneath the surface from day one, the media didn't take notice of Shaq and Kobe's distaste for each other until 2001 as they openly took shots at each other all year. But this was before Bryant led them on the greatest playoff run of all time (15-1), with a series of ridiculous performances, including this 45 & 10 monster in Game 1 of the WCF. Sayeth the Shaq? “Kobe is my idol. Seriously. He's the best player in the league by far.” We're sure David Robinson would agree.