With week one wrapping up and Kobe having a clutch performance to once again defeat the Nuggets, this article claims he is in the MVP race lead. Whether or not it’s too early, those “MVP” chants still give me goosebumps…
NBA.com: Welcome back to Race to the MVP. We missed you. We missed writing it. We missed the arguments between the Kobe Bryant lovers (a lot of you) and the Kobe haters (possibly even more of you).
1. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers (Stats: PPG — 19.5; RPG — 9.5; APG — 4.0; SPG — 1.5; BPG — 0.0; FG% — .483; FT% — .833)
Love him or hate him, Kobe’s greatness can’t be denied. He’s talented, he works hard and he plays hurt. For anyone other than Kobe to win MVP this season, they’ll need to take it from him. Think he’ll let that happen easily? His initial individual numbers for this season aren’t eye-popping, but his Lakers have won their first two games by an average of 29 points.