NBA.com: Race to the MVP: Kobe starts season on top … again

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.

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  • kobe124

    MVP MVP MVP!!!!

    NIGGAS!

  • ify

    yep.KB24 STILL GOING TO BE MVP.

  • e

    he needs another season with good stats and excellent win record and he’ll get it again

  • Peanut Butter Spread

    Well, if we apply the championship logic (you know, like last year, when the Spurs were reigning champs, they’re the champs until they get beat).

    So, Kobe’s the MVP to be beat, until then … he’s got to be #1 no matter what his stats are or what the team’s record is. He should be in all the MVP discussions (and #1 choice in those discussions, just cuz he’s the reigning MVP).

    It’s called respect. Gotta respect the reigning peeps until they’re dethroned.

  • http://TheVerveNerve.com Billy Kupchak

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    werd! :cool:

  • http://jamieinsider.celebuzz.com Jamie Spears Insider

    If he average around 20 pts/game, 5 assists, 5 rebounds, 2-3 steals, 1 block a game and Lakers #1 in NBA, he should get the MVP again!

  • Vida24

    I dont trust those bastards !

  • Laker Realist

    Uuummm. I don’t give a rip about MVP trophies. We want the ring. Why would these idiot reporters start talking about MVP’s when the season just started.

    Vida24 you are right. I don’t trust them either. They’ll just screw him in the end….

  • REGINALD CONNORS

    IT’S SAD TO SAY THAT THE POLITICS OF SPORTS HAS REARED IT’S UGLY HEAD AGAIN.. IT STILL TO EARLY TO BE TALKING ABOUT MVP, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?, IF KOBE DID NOT GET THE MVP LAST YEAR HE WOULD STILL BE WHERE HE’S AT IN MY MIND. HE’S SIMPLY THE BEST BASKETBALL PLAYER THAT I’VE HAD THE PLEASURE TO WATCH-PERIOD. WHEN WILT CHAMBERLIN SCORED 100 POINTS HE WAS SUCH A FORCE. MAYBE ONE PERSON THAT YOU COULD CALL A POSSIBLE THREAT TO HIM. HIS TEAM DID NOT TRAIL IN THAT GAME. KOBE SCORING 81 IS THE GREATEST DISPLAY OF BSAKETBALL TALENT EVER. WHO’S FUN TO WATCH RATES HIGH FOR THE FAN AND T.V. M.J. IS NOT THE GREATEST PLAYER EVER M.J. HAS THE LARGEST AMOUNT OF PEOPLE SAYING HE IS.I’LL GIVE HIM THE INTERNAL EDGE, BUT EXTERNALLY, NO ONE TOPS KOBE-NO ONE! AND I DON’T NEED ALL OF AMERICA TO AGREE WITH ME-NONE OF US THOUGHT THAT A BLACKMAN WOULD WIN THE NOMINATION OF ONE OF THE TWO MAJOR PARTIES,BECOMING PRESIDENT WASN’T THINKABLE.