Lakers Examiner: Los Angels Lakers guard and reigning NBA MVP Kobe Bryant was recently asked his thoughts about this year’s MVP. He picked fellow freak-of-nature and Olympic teammate LeBron James…
LeBron…I’m a big fan of his, obviously. I just think the world of him.
Playing with him this summer [at the Beijing Olympics], and seeing his work ethic and what he’s about, I just think he’s terrific.
Is it just me or can you see Kobe gritting his teeth and grimacing while he’s saying this?
It would be a mistake to think that Kobe is admitting that LeBron is a better player…or that he has even played better than Kobe this season. We all know Kobe never thinks (and would certainly never admit) that another player is even his equal in ability.