1 Championship ring it's argued Shaq was better.
Every other one after that it was known Kobe was the better player.
Heck near the end of the first ring it was looking like Kobe was the better player.
People assume that when you hear "Shaq was the best player on the Lakers championship teams" that it means Kobe had to be carried and it's quite the opposite.
Kobe as a second option was putting up numbers that #1 options on championship teams today put up. It speaks to the dominance of Shaq when he was putting up ridiculous numbers in the playoffs/finals such as a 40 point / 24 rebound game versus the Pacers in the Finals.
People can try and downplay Kobe in the Finals all they want, but even if LeBron James played with Shaq and put up the numbers he has in the past two finals with the Heat, Shaq would STILL win Finals MVP. That's how dominant Shaq was.