LA Lakers: Could a Kevin Garnett-Kobe Bryant Duo Have Won Multiple NBA Rings?

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LA Lakers: Could a Kevin Garnett-Kobe Bryant Duo Have Won Multiple NBA Rings?
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What if Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant joined forces in 2008 instead of faced off in the NBA Finals. According to Garnett, this was almost a possibility.

Imagine this: In 2007, Minnesota Timberwolves general manager Kevin McHale gets a call from Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak. He wants Kevin Garnett and is willing to trade Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom. McHale knows Garnett wants a ring and decides, after much thought, to pull the trigger.

Of course that didn’t happen. Depending on who you believe, the proposed deal fell through either because Garnett didn’t want to be a part of the Kobe Bryant-Phil Jackson feud or because McHale didn’t like the offer.

But let’s play the "What if?" game for a while. If Kevin Garnett became a Laker, is it possible that he and Kobe would have equaled what Pau Gasol and Kobe did? Let’s take a look and break down the last four seasons, starting with 2007-08.

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