Lebron James #1, Kobe Bryant #2. Sound-off…

Hoops Adict: Welcome back to another season of the Blogger MVP and ROY Rankings! For those of you who are new to this, the guys at BrewHoop organized a bi-weekly blogger poll, ranking the Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year candidates in the NBA. BrewHoop hosted the first installment last season and now, right here at Hoops Addict, we’ve got the debut for the 2008/09 season.

Votes were compiled on a simple 10-9-8 etc. and 5-4-3 etc. basis. Points are listed, with first place votes in parentheses. The following lists are composite rankings which take into consideration the votes of all 15 panelists based on the above scoring system.

I thought about making my own comments each time, but, to be brutally honest, a lot of the comments from other bloggers were more insightful. So, with that in mind, I’ve passed on leaving my own comments and instead used comments from other bloggers instead.

2. Kobe Bryant (189 points)
‘He buzzed through Dallas this week and afforded Jerry Stackhouse a last gasp of glory as Stack contributed to The Drama Queen’s “off game” by helping to “hold” him to 27 points. After the game, Kobe left a half-empty bottle of Gatorade in an interview room and a local radio station grabbed it and offered it as an on-air giveaway prize.And the phone lines went nuts. For Kobe’s backwash. That’s your MVP. ” Mike from DallasBasketball.com

“This is about so much more than just stats. You could look at Kobe’s numbers and see that his scoring is down to his lowest in five years. His assists are down, his rebounds are down. But what’s important about Kobe is what’s not down, and that’s his team. The Lakers’ 7-0 start and 18 ppg average margin is pretty spectacular, and Kobe’s ability to fit in with this team and not make it about him winning scoring titles is why he’s my early season MVP.” Rock from Waiting For Next Year

“If ‘Bron was anything less than an Übermensch, Kobe would stand proudly on top.  Tough luck, dude.” Rob from Upside and Motoring

“Yeah, I know everyone’s gonna have him at least Top 5 because of the Lakers’ record. But you know what? I think that’s lazy. LA’s start has been more about the awesome bench play, the performances of Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol, and the willingness of Lamar Odom to join the second unit than it has been about Kobe.” At The Hive

“While I think ultimately King James will win, it will be very hard to argue with picking Bryant if the Lakers continue to tear through the league as they have been thus far. At this point it appears they may win 70 games and, for now at least, Bryant is the pick.” Trevor from Hoops Addict

“Why? Because if I don’t the Lakers will destroy me like they’re destroying everyone else. Best player on the absolute best team? Yes, please.” Matt from Hardwood Paroxysm

“It’s hard to put up MVP numbers in 32 minutes a game.” Jonny from Lakers Nation

“He got first billing in Free Darko’s book.  His team has the best record in the league.  I probably should have ranked him higher than #2.” Ben from Blazers Edge

  • mr.laker19

    AS of right right now… I cant really disagree. You are only goo as your record and your last game. Our last game was horrible, and Kobe played one of his worse games I ever seen him play. And Lebron is putting up monster numbers, wisely not shooting much from the outside, and sitting on the second best record in the league right now which I didnt expect at all. But if we continue to play like we can, and Kobe turns into the Mamba, or the Doberman or the closer when we need him to be one of the three, he will eventually re-claim whats rightfully his: league MVP, Championship, and Finals MVP.

  • sketch

    don’t necessarily have a problem with that choice except that if kobe was scoring in the 40′s, he’d be labeled as “selfish”.

  • DCLAKER

    I can’t disagree..but 3 rings to none.

  • Lakers 24 7

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    They always find something wrong to label him. I HATE IT!

    He passes then he can’t score, he scores then he’s selfish

  • sketch

    Lakers 24 7, i know that you were feeling what i said. i know that kobe brought a lot of it on himself by being so stand-off-ish. but don’t you guys think that it’s about time that the critics just let the past be the past and move on? shiii…they give ex-cons more credit than they do kobe. sad man, just sad!

    DCLaker, 3 rings to none…amend that, soon to be 4 to none. LOL! Lebron is a big fake anyway. everything’s about the publicity! he’s not a winner and never will be, MVP or not!

  • JSK4LIFE

    ITZ true that lebron is the better player rite now,,, but lakers will win it all so who da fck cares, kobe cares more about championships/RINGS then some mvp award that lbj will never get heheh

  • DCLAKER

    See,this is why KOBE IS THEE BEST because everybody compares him to the best…let me see,

    1.He’s next MJ (he gets compared to him EVERYDAY,second and minute)

    2.Pete Marovich…Greatest pg of all time (’cause of his passing ability)

    3.Magic,’cause he led a team that should’ve went to The Finals and did.(remember ’91)

    4.Larry Bird ’cause of his clutch shooting.

    What more can be said about’em..and China,A WHOLE FREAKIN’COUNTRY/CONTINENT (Sara Palin moment),c’mon.Now they want to hurry up and push Kobe out the league by comparing him to LBJ…”Who’s better Lebron or Kobe”,all that crap…play some defense then I’ll give you props as The Best,Kobe is a ALL-AROUND PLAYER,period.

  • sketch

    play some “d” and make some clutch shots!

    and how about some clutch free throws? bron sucks at that too!

  • kb24_1OVERJORDAN

    YEAH I AGREE WITH SKECTH HE GETS LABAL A SELFISH PLAYER WHEN HE SCORES 40 OR MORE……BUT WHEN LEBRON GETS 40 ON A SUCKY ASS TEAM EVERYBODY IS QUICK TO SAY HIS THE BEST PLAYER IN THE NBA…..I BET HE WONT PUT UP THAT NUMBER WHEN HE GOES AGAINTS KOBE THIS YEAR…KOBE THE BEST PLAYER ON THE PLANET IF U THINK OTHERWISE THAN U AINT NOTHING BUT A HATER…..

  • KOBEISKING

    That freaking pisses me off when kobe scores 40+ every ass “expert” goes “OOOOH HES SELFISH!!!! HE SUCKS” And the lebron gets 40+ and these same asses go “OHHH EM GEEE LEBRON IS MY GOOOOOD”

  • sketch

    i’m glad that lebron got booo’d by the cav’s fans. he’s not the king! he’s a “DRAMA QUEEN”!!!!! friggin BIATCH!!!!!!