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#1 Majesty

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 06:25 AM

As many of you are aware, Kobe has been having a spectacular season thus far and has been playing at an MVP level but none of it seems to be talked about.

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.

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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.


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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.

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 06:31 AM

Haters gonna hate, we know Kobe is great. :glasses:

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 07:06 AM

Cuz its Kobe & they are sick & tired of him doing work now in yr 17. if he continues to remain on a tare & have solid FG%s ESPN stat dorks will create some bogus new way to discredit him.
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Posted November 10, 2012 - 07:12 AM

Cuz its Kobe & they are sick & tired of him doing work now in yr 17. if he continues to remain on a tare & have solid FG%s ESPN stat dorks will create some bogus new way to discredit him.


That's all they seem good at cause Kobe's spectacular season shouldn't be unnoticed. He's having one of the best years in his career thus far.

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 07:13 AM

Let's not jinx it, ok?

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 07:13 AM

17 years in the league and he is playing the most efficient ball of his career so far in the season. He is just a whole different animal when it comes to longevity and playing at a high level. If Kobe continues to play like this and the Lakers continue to clean up their record and hold down a top 3 seed in the west, he should definitely get high consideration for MVP honors.

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 07:44 AM

17 years in the league and he is playing the most efficient ball of his career so far in the season. He is just a whole different animal when it comes to longevity and playing at a high level. If Kobe continues to play like this and the Lakers continue to clean up their record and hold down a top 3 seed in the west, he should definitely get high consideration for MVP honors.


He definitely should be in the conversation but it seems like they do not like giving Kobe MVP awards for whatever reason.

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 07:58 AM

It is unnoticed because the Lakers are one of the worst teams in the NBA if you look at the standings right now. There you have an answer.

Edited by Nak, November 10, 2012 - 07:58 AM.


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Posted November 10, 2012 - 08:01 AM

He definitely should be in the conversation but it seems like they do not like giving Kobe MVP awards for whatever reason.



The NBA doesnt really like giving Lakers multiple MVPS in general not just Kobe. . .
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Posted November 10, 2012 - 08:57 AM

A 2-4 record can do that ..

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 09:04 AM

Ive noticed it and part of it is our bad record but some of it is the mainstream media still never really giving Kobe enough credit or praise post that Colorado incident Ive come to accept and expect that from the media now.

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 09:09 AM

Well, the league has had this brainwash thing going for a few years now, trying to convince us that its durant vs lebron and everyone else is playing the background. they've been trying to shove kobe to the side for years now despite his consistent high level of play. nothing new here. just glad someone else notices.

Edited by Paris, November 10, 2012 - 09:12 AM.


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Posted November 10, 2012 - 09:58 AM

It's only been 6 games, the team as a whole has played like crap, there are fresh teams with superstars in OKC, Miami, New York, Brooklyn, the other LA, even Houston. Kobe being good for the Lakers has been happening since guys like Durant first dribbled a ball.

It should be a bigger deal though. He's 34 years old and still a top 3 player in the world. Who else in the history of the NBA can say that? He outplays almost everyone in the league, guys 10 years younger than him night in and night out.

My favorite part about Kobe is that he was the 13th pick and he came off the bench for much of his first two seasons. He wasn't drafted as the savior of his franchise from day 1 like Lebron. A lot of the other high school draft guys are athletic freaks and that's what gave them an advantage. Kobe was athletic, but it was his work ethic that made him better than everyone. Not his size or speed or power.

What these young bloods need to understand, is that the game has always been, and will always be, about buckets.

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 10:00 AM

if he maintains it, it'll gain steam as the season goes on. Last season when lebron was playing historically efficient noone in the media really talked about it until the season went on a little
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Posted November 10, 2012 - 10:16 AM

It's unfortunate, it really is. The only time the media talks about Kobe is when he goes into a mini slump and his shooting % drops. That's when they're all like:
"Kobe is shooting really bad right now. He no longer has the ability to score as his age has caught up to him"
"Kobe really should pass the ball and get his teammates involved. Those isolation jumpers are killing the team"
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Posted November 10, 2012 - 10:31 AM

A 2-4 record can do that ..

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Lakers losing is NEWS for all sports writers

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 10:37 AM

its not a spectacular season,its a spectacular 6 game strectch, a hot streak,,,,with a very cold lakers,,,,,its less important since the team isnt winning,,,,and the team not winning and all that brings is of course the bigger story.

idc what spectacular numbers he puts up, i just want him to stay efficient, he looks great out there, he looks young,,,and this = a ring.

and idk how much Nash is gunna dominate the ball with Phil, but im glad Kobe's spot up 3% is high as hell,,,,,knew he could be a spot up shooter,,,,,,,,well i knew that could be in his arsenal.

dont doubt that if kobe keeps this efficiency up , he will be glorified,,,,idk to what extent,,,idk that hed be called the best in the league again,, but hed be right behind lebron again,,, KD can take a back seat,,,kobe can be known as the best scorer in the league again-thats awesome,right guys?

Kobe and Randle led Lakers lead the team to a 32-50 record. the Lakers select Myles Turner with the 5th pick.


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Posted November 10, 2012 - 10:47 AM

^ Usually when the Lakers lose Kobe tries to go all in and bail the team out. He forces shots, hogs the ball and ends up with terrible stats .. 12-32 FG 31 points 4 TO's - that kind of performance .. Right now that's no the case. Despite the Lakers losing it doesn't affect Kobe's stats.

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 10:50 AM

^ Usually when the Lakers lose Kobe tries to go all in and bail the team out. He forces shots, hogs the ball and ends up with terrible stats .. 12-32 FG 31 points 4 TO's - that kind of performance .. Right now that's no the case. Despite the Lakers losing it doesn't affect Kobe's stats.


kobes been playing like a great teamamate, sort of Lebron like,,without as much dribbling, but thats no matter really.. im proud of kobe

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 03:42 PM

^ Usually when the Lakers lose Kobe tries to go all in and bail the team out. He forces shots, hogs the ball and ends up with terrible stats .. 12-32 FG 31 points 4 TO's - that kind of performance .. Right now that's no the case. Despite the Lakers losing it doesn't affect Kobe's stats.


yep I mean look at the 4th quarter against Utah, that was amazing enough as it was.


Also I'm looking at Kobe's facilitating among other things.

Kobe has flirted with a triple double twice already this year and last night would have gotten 13 assists if his teammates weren't cold early on.

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