One of the NBA's most important teams is the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Since the team's founding in 1947, the Los Angeles Lakers have collected 17 championship rings.

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When head coach Phil Jackson joined the team in 1999, things started to change.

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won three consecutive titles between 1999 and 2002 alongside Shaquille O'Neill and Kobe Bryant.

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Kobe Bryant was not pleased with Shaq losing his shape over the off-season and being only marginally ready for the upcoming season, according to Abdul-Jabbar.

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Kobe was able to stay in shape all year thanks to the way he worked.

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The five-time NBA champion was illiterate, Jackson said.

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There was a difference of opinion between the two as a result.

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Phil had coached him to four championships in five years, according to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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In addition, Abdul-Jabbar suggested that Phil Jackson suffered collateral damage because of his close association with Shaq.

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