Kobe Named Western Conference Player of the Week

I guess this dude is alright…

90040728NG018_HAWKS_LAKERSNBA.com: The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Nov. 22.

James averaged a league-best 34.3 points on .583 shooting from the field, 5.8 rebounds and a team-high 9.3 assists, leading the Cavaliers to a 3-1 week. James was the only Eastern Conference player to score 30 or more points in each of his games and recorded his first 40-point game of the season in a 105-95 win over Indiana on Nov. 20.

Bryant led the Lakers to a 3-0 week, averaging 29.8 points (second in the Western Conference), 6.7 rebounds and a team-high 6.7 assists. With his free throw at the 6:07 mark of the third quarter on Nov. 19, Bryant moved past Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (24,176) for second on the Lakers’ all-time franchise scoring list; Bryant trails only Jerry West (25,192). On Nov. 17, Bryant recorded his fourth 40-point game of season in a 106-93 win over Detroit.

Here is a recap of the week for James and Bryant…

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Nov. 17 vs. Detroit: Tallied 40 points, five rebounds and five assists in a 106-93 win over the Pistons.
Nov. 19 vs. Chicago: Posted 21 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in a 108-93 win over the Bulls.
Nov. 22 vs. Oklahoma City: Scored 26 points and added six rebounds, seven assists and two steals in a 101-85 win over the Thunder.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Charlotte’s Stephen Jackson, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, Denver’s Carmelo Anthony, Houston’s Luis Scola, Memphis’ Rudy Gay, New Orleans’ Marcus Thornton, New York’s Al Harrington, Orlando’s Vince Carter and Phoenix’s Amar’e Stoudemire.

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  • http://LakersNation Marwan

    Im not surprised, Kobe played amazing this week. Although this isnt something you can put on your career resume, unlike a championship, but I’ll guess it will do… for now.

  • PP

    Big deal. Paul Pierce named player of the decade!!!

    • http://am570klac phil buss

      Another homo celtic fan going thru Lakers websites! Pee Pee is named the “faker” of the decade.

  • kobe_mvp

    pp kobe mvp best player ever paul pierce joke

  • Caveman

    Paul Pierce is a warrior. Remember in the finals when he almost broke his leg but came back and put the Lakers away!!! That was awesome!!!

  • MsNiaImani

    i’m not surprised

  • FERN DOG

    A STUPIDKOBE WHY DONT YOU GET THE FUCK OUT OF LAKERNATION BITCH.KOBE IS THE BEST PLAYER EVER LIVED.SO THIS IS TO THAT FUCKEN STUPID FAN THAT CLAIMS TO BE A LAKER FAN.FUCK YOU AND YOUR PIMP JORDAN GET THE FUCK OUT OF LAKERNATION YOU STUPID FAN.