Bryant expected to be named MVP at Tuesday press conference

Press Conference is scheduled at 2:30PM PST, watch it at ESPNews.

ESPN: The NBA has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday at a Los Angeles hotel, where Kobe Bryant is expected to be announced as winner of his first Most Valuable Player award.

Neither NBA spokesman Mark Broussard nor the Lakers would discuss the subject of the news conference, although the league did refer to it as an NBA Awards Announcement.

The Los Angeles Times reported last Friday that the 29-year-old Bryant had won the award. League spokesman Brian McIntyre refused to confirm or deny the report on Saturday.

“I didn’t know if it was going to come in my career, but to have the moment come now is special, especially to share it with the group of guys we have here,” Bryant told reporters Saturday. “We talked about [how] winning this MVP is extremely special because that means I’m doing good. I’m making my teammates better, putting them in a position to win.”

Bryant is expected to receive the MVP trophy Wednesday night from commissioner David Stern before the Lakers face the Utah Jazz in Game 2 of their best-of-seven second-round playoff series. The Lakers won the opener 109-98 on Sunday.

Jaime is the co-owner and Operating Director for LakerNation.com from Alhambra, CA. He's help create the official websites for Kevin Durant and Goodwin Sports. Currently, he's the Online Producer for FOX Sports Radio and AM570 KLAC.
  • che

    wat time is that eastern time

  • M.V.P

    finally they rec. the best

  • http://myspace.com/nugge7 The Nugget

    [Comment ID #34877 Will Be Quoted Here]

    5:30PM

  • gugy

    Congrats Kobe,

    Now let’s get that ring!

  • e

    sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

  • Michael_23

    Kobe, before the season you said you wanted Defensive Player of the Year, but instead you got MVP. Kudos to you man!!!

    Now bring home the ultimate gold prize!!!

  • http://lakers.com kobeNBAFINALSMVP

    ConGrAtZ MAMBa

    Its Ur YeAr

    BriNG The GOld

    WheRE iT BElONgS

  • xtro

    ’tis about time! MVP! 10x Let’s go get the ring!
    Go Cavs! Beat them Keltics!!

  • playdefense

    about time

  • mplakers

    KOBE HAS JOINED THE FRATERNITY OF……………

    FI NA LLY

  • domz

    Congrats Kobe!!!

    You should have received that award 2 years ago. Thank God for giving us the internet and cable tv so we can watch you’re greatness as a basketball pro. God is so great!!!

    GOODLUCK LAKERS!!!
    BEAT UTAH!!!

  • sammie

    Now let’s see if kobe can try to repeat as the MVP next year and try to win another ring too, I have a good feeling about this laker team, there going to be so dominant for the next couple of seasons.

  • True Lakers Fan

    way to go Mamba!

  • True Lakers Fan

    and get that ring!

  • MILO

    It’s about fucken time!!!

  • Kobe 4 Life Nikkas

    YEAHHHHH BOYYYYYYY that’s right.. now get that Larry O’ Brien Trophy home!!

  • che

    [Comment ID #34891 Will Be Quoted Here]

    damn straight

    che lives among us

  • Sopi

    MVP! MVP!!

    I think he will win Final MVP this year as well!!~~ ^^

  • http://thelakersation.com/blog PauKobeBynumDynasty

    How many players have won both nba and finals mvp? kobe will join the crew :)

  • DCLAKER

    I THINK THEY SHOULD GIVE KOBE 2 MORE MVP TROPHIES TO MAKE UP FOR DIRK ‘THE JERK’ NOWITSKI AND STEVE ‘I GOT A RASH’ NASH!