Kobe earns player of the month award for the Western Conference in the month of January.

Yahoo.com: Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant were named the NBA’s Players of the Month for January, the league announced Monday. Bryant averaged 27.2 points, 7.1 assists and 5.9 rebounds for the month. The guard had two triple-doubles, helping the Lakers post a 12-4 mark for the month. Bryant also had his second 40-point game of the season on January 2 against Utah.