The big three in this league in terms of MVP talks and high levels
Is Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant and this is the standard. But it seems like the media has tried to push Kobe to the backburner and give him no attention or act like he's disappeared while touting everything Durant and LeBron James too.
But what the world could be missing out on is one of the most brilliant seasons for someone they are trying to force out of the MVP race. James Harden is getting more attention than Kobe Bryant, and it's a shame, let me just give you a sample of the kings of things Kobe has put together thus far.
Small sample size theater, Kobe edition: on post ups he's shooting 63.6% and on spot up 3 pointers he's shooting 60% per @mySynergySports.
He's also shooting 57.1% on shots out of isolations & is producing 1.33 points per play per @mySynergySports. Those are stunning numbers.
These are SPECTACULAR numbers that Kobe is putting up and yet it's all going unnoticed? Why? Why is such a brilliant star in the final years of his career putting forth such an effort thus far into the season go unnoticed while other players doing less seem to be getting more attention?
I understand that he's earned the right of "Kobe being Kobe" respect when he does something spectacular, but that doesn't mean it should go unnoticed so the likes of Durant and LeBron are treated like they're the only MVP candidates in the league this year, oh no, there's another one named Kobe Bryant who if he can maintain this streak will give the both of them a run for their money. That is, if anyone bothers to acknowledge how great of a year he's truly having.