Shaquille O’Neal won his first three NBA titles with Phil Jackson in LA, following Jackson’s triangle offense.
O’Neal himself said Jackson was the first coach that he trusted, and this helped the team to reach the finals and win three NBA Titles.
Jackson ran the triangle offense even earlier, with the Chicago Bulls, and it also worked back then.
Jackson is considered to be one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time, having amassed 11 championships over a career that spanned 20 seasons.
Today, with Jackson being the president of basketball operations in New York, one might thing that the team will also be running the triangle offense under the new coach Derek Fisher.
Shaquille O’Neal however believes that there is a general rule, which can make the triangle offense work.
“For the triangle to work, you need to have two superstars,’’ he told NBCSports. “It’s been proven over time.”
“Look at what Phil needed to win his championships in Chicago. Then look what he had in L.A., with me and Kobe,” O’Neal said.
“You have to have two superstars playing in the triangle to win championships,” he said.
O’Neal, who played in the NBA for 19 seasons, appeared in in 1207 NBA games (1197 started), averaging 23.7 ppg, 10.9 rpg, 2.3 bpg in 34.7 minutes of action.
He was a 15-time NBA All-Star, and won 4 NBA championships (three with Los Angeles Lakers, one with Miami Heat). He is considered to be among the best centers ever to play in the NBA.Follow @exnbadotcom
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