Kobe Bryant has finally done everything to earn the honor of becoming the leagues undisputed Most Valuable Player.
The checklist is finally complete.
Kobe makes the players around him better, and is the best player on arguably the best team.
Best player offensively and defensively, performs on a true contender, the best closer in the league; he’s on a team that is going to win over 50 games. Has his best game in important match-ups (Most recently see 41 pts vs. Suns, 52 vs. Dallas, and 17 in the 4th quarter vs. the Kings).
He usually guards the best player on the opposing team, and countless times, puts his team on his back and wills them to victory.
Averages 28.3 ppg, 5.3 apg, 6.1 rebounds, and 2 steals per game.
Kobe shoots 84% from the free throw line. 47% from the field, and 35% from behind the arc.
Phil Jackson has already claimed that this is the best he has seen Kobe play. That is a big statement considering the seasons Kobe has had in the past.
If Kobe Bryant does not win the MVP this year, it would mean complete chaos in La-La land.
If I have too I will march to the NBA front office myself and protest harder than anybody has ever protested before.
As I child I asked my dad how good Larry Bird was, how good was Dr.J, and the greats before my era.
Those children not born yet, will not have the privilege to watch Kobe Bryant at the peak of his career. They will indeed ask us Laker fanatics. How good was Kobe Bryant?
What will the average person say? Well he was pretty darn good, but not as good as Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki .
Please, Kobe Bryant is the best of this era. Whether it was the case in Colorado, or the misconception that Kobe forced Shaq out of L.A. The writers have not given Kobe Bryant the benefit of the doubt in the last few seasons.
He is the only player in the league last year that received both All-NBA 1st team offense and All-NBA 1st team defense. Statistically he had the best season, and if you would have taken Kobe Bryant off that Laker roster the team would have been lucky to win 20 games.
Yet, no love for 24.
However, this year you can’t argue it. Even If the voters don’t like Kobe. This year is finally the year when he has done everything right and has to be voted as the MVP.
Yes, Chris Paul and LeBron are great. But Kobe is having the best overall season. Offensively, defensively, and quite possibly could lead his team to the best record in the league.
Oh and I’m sure this won’t be considered, however he’s doing all this with a torn ligament on his shooting hand.
I’m not trying to judge, but didn’t LeBron sit out 5 games earlier this season with a “sprained” finger?
Now, I know the MVP award doesn’t judge a players heart or will to fight through an injury, but hey, it at least has to be considered.
Kobe has been the MVP for more than a couple of years. However, you can always make the argument that he is not on team in which is a serious contender for the Championship.
But, this time it’s different he actually is and is obviously the main reason why the Lakers have been so successful this season.
So a note to the writers/voters we all know Kobe Bryant is the best in the league, ask LeBron James that question. He has been for several years, now since he is finally on a contender that is going to win over 50 games there is no doubt that he has to be awarded the MVP.
You can’t hide behind anymore excuses, finally the time has come and you have no choice. Whether you like him personally or not…
Kobe Bryant is the NBA’s 2008 MVP.