Interesting article telling the world why Kobe Bryant should repeat as MVP.
Bleacher Report: Let’s be honest. There are only two legitimate MVP candidates: LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. No other players have meant more to their teams success than these two individual players and no two players are playing at a higher level.
For the first half of the season, Lebron James was clearly the MVP. He was playing at a high level statistically, improved his defense and had the Cavs sitting at the top of the Eastern Conference.
Then the second half of the season came, Andrew Bynum once again got injured and Kobe Bryant took his game to an entirely different level once again.
The race between these two players is extremely close. LeBron has the statistical advantage and Kobe has the team success advantage. At the end of the day though, I give the edge to the reigning MVP.
If a player is going to win MVP, he has to take it from the reigning MVP. This year, Kobe’s been better statistically and he’s lead his Lakers to a better record so far at this point than he did in his MVP season.