Just a silly look at past history. Shaq vs KG would have been really tough for KG. He didn’t have a 3 so Shaq would have just let him shoot long 2’s. He would’ve given up a bunch of lbs to Shaq. Shaq at 10ft is much more effective than KG at 20ft.
Also, KG would’ve had 2 rings had Perkins not blown out his knee in the NBA finals. Without Perkins, Boston lost control of the boards. LA got a ton of 2nd chance points. Case in point. Boston wasn’t able to make Kobe pay for 7–24 game and Kobe got 15 boards.
Bottom line, in an era where dinosaurs still walked the earth, KG was a better off at the 4 than the 5.