NBA.com: The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month presented by Kia, respectively, for games played in February…

Bryant led the Lakers to a 13-2 mark, averaging team highs in points (27.2 ppg), assists (5.9 apg) and steals (2.07 spg). Bryant, who shot .507 from the field, scored at least 30 points on eight occasions and netted more than 40 points twice.

Here is a closer look at the month for Bryant…

Feb. 1 @ Toronto: Scored 46 points on 19-of-28 shooting to go along with seven rebounds and five assists in a 121-101 win.
Feb. 8 @ Orlando: Recorded 36 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a 117-113 win.
Feb. 20 @ Phoenix: In 46 minutes, netted 41 points on 16-of-25 shooting in a 130-124 win.
Feb. 26 vs. Portland: Tallied 30 points and nine assists in a 96-83 victory.

  • sepehr

    Great to see Kobe get some recognition for his stellar play, hopefully the lakers can win a championship this year and and MVP for kobe.

  • foxxy

    HAS ANYONE NOTICED HOW ALL THE SPORTS STATIONS CONTINUE TO COMPARE KOBE AND LEBRON????? IM REALLY SICK OF IT!!!! KOBE IS CLEARLY BY FAR THE BEST PLAYER IN THE GAME TODAY!!!! HE HAS AN ALL AROUND GAME,INSIDE AND OUT…HE ROCKS. YES,LEBRON IS GOOD BUT HES NOT THERE YET,WHICH HE SAYS HIMSELF!!!! WHEN WILL THESE CRITICS GIVE KOBE BEAN BRYANT HIS DUES. YOU MAY NOT LIKE HIM BUT PLEASE DONT TRY TO STILL HIS GLORY !!!!! KOBE HAS BEEN THE BEST PLAYER IN THE GAME FOR A WHILE NOW…HES BEEN MVP FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS NOW….STOP THE HATE!!!!

  • http://nba.com IMmichael

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    yeah Lebron’s not even close from where kobe is

    kobe has

    3 nba titles
    1 dunk championship
    9 time player of the month
    2 scoring titles
    2 all star mvp’s
    4 appearences in the finals
    and a very good team that has the frontline of bynum and gasol

    Lebron has
    2 time player of the month
    rookie of the yar
    1 appeareance in the finals
    1 all star mvp
    and has a frontline of ilgaskus and wallace or wallace and smith

  • bc18

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    actually lebron has the same number of all star mvps lol just to let you know so you can get your facts straight…

  • Newtdog

    Allstar MVP’s don’t mean anything…lets go for the most outstanding fact. 81…let me know when Lebron scores more than 81…still waiting

  • http://nba.com IMmichael

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    sorry if i messed up im just a laker fan

  • Kobe’s Pinkie

    And I as a finger of Kobe’s feel that kobe is a true warrior… LeGay missed seven games cuz he broke a nail…