I believe multiple of those were actually him BEING** led
Funny that you leave out the point guard this thread is about, Magic Johnson, who led the Lakers to 5 NBA championships and 9 finals appearances.
also, if Shaq is your franchise player, it means you trade KOBE and not shaq (or pay him AS MUCH as Penny...although that might not've been the issue. but you match the offer sheet and don't offer him lower then market) and shaq stays on your team. just because he had issues with LA GM's decision to doesn't mean he is backstabbing/leaving. Him and Phil Jackson were really close, and got along great - they visited each other's homes in the OS, etc. Kobe that is a "cancer". if you had traded kobe for an almost as valuable star and another player, chemistry would be fine. Shaq got along really well with Penny, and NO ONE got along with Kobe on that team. Shaq would be a great franchise player... just because he was traded by LA and lowballed of ORL doesn't imply he'll roll.
and Shaq's Orlando team wasn't as amazing.