Our king, our heart, our passion, OUR MVP!

On behalf of the theLakersNation.com staff, we want to congratulate Kobe Bryant on his first NBA Most Valuable Player award.

Whether we are bloggers or writers, graphics makers or video makers, at the end of the day, we are all united as fans. We have followed this crazy year as a blog and have followed the “hollywood script,” as Kobe put it today. One thing about this website is that we were all together as fans. The Lakers bring us together. They bring out our creativity and our passion.

This past year (our website’s one year was yesterday, in fact), has been an amazing ride for us, the website and the fans. We have accomplished a lot out of hard work, determination and passion.

More than anything else though, this blog has allowed millions of Lakers and sports fans to connect. And for this, we are so appreciative. We love being able to follow the “Hollywood script.” We think we can all agree that this has been one of the most emotional MVP awards in league history for many reasons.

We are united in the middle of the ultimate goal – the NBA championship. This award, which many including most of us and even Kobe, thought was not possible.

Here we are, at the rise of an empire. Our favorite NBA player come tomorrow night will hoist it up. More than an award for him, it is an award for the fans. Congratulations KB24, we as Lakers Nation are proud of you. Now go get your 4th. We’re behind you…

MVP… MVP… MVP!

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  • JC

    It’s Official. MVP! MVP! – Congrats KOBE!!

  • http://www.lakers.com KB 24 = MVP!!!

    CONGRATS TO KOBE!!! Next mission is winning the championship!!! Let’s GO LAKERS!!!

  • http://thelakersnation.com kb24 4life

    Yeah , MVP , he deserved it, and i loved when he spoke spanglish…

    PS: what teammates asked kobe a question, the first one was luke, who was the second one??

  • http://mrsfox411@aol.com FOXXY

    CONGRADULATION KOBE BEAN BRYANT….YOU HAVE TRUELY EVOLVED INTO A GOOD TEAM MATE ,GOOD PERSON AND THE “BEST” DAMN PLAYER ON THIS PLANET…..BIG UPS KB24….LAKER 4 LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • banuelos_714

    congrats kobe
    wat did kobe say in spanish

  • http://www.myspace.com/dbricks DBricks

    The second was Assistant Coach Tex Winter, aka the inventor of the triangle. But, what a great day in Laker history, this generation of fans have been waiting for this moment and it is finally here, this is def. a hollywood script and all the pieces are here to have a happy ending. Go get that championship boys!

  • Michael24

    I Love L.A

    MVP MVP MVP!!

  • http://lakers.topbuzz.com Mamba2410

    WOW…um…all I can say is that…well…this award is overdue for him. Kobe, I hope you fulfill your next big goal…which is to become, nay, to have the new look 2007-2008 Lakers be the…NBA World Champions! Congratulations Kobe, you’ve earned this, actually, you’ve earned this for a long time, but hey, at least you’ve finally got this two years overdue! Bless you [Kobe Bryant], bless Phil Jackson, bless Pau Gasol, bless Lamar Odom, bless Andrew Bynum, bless Mitch Kupchak, bless…the Lakers…(to be continued)…

  • Lakerfan101

    MOST
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    Kobe Bryant 24

    M GOOD JOB KOBE YOUR THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!
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  • True Lakers Fan

    way to go Kobe its been a fun series and but now we have to keep going foward and get ur 4th ring

  • DCLAKER

    He will be called,from here on out as,KING KOBE.

    KINGKOBE.com,WE COMING FOR ‘DEM RINGS!!!

  • KO834MVP!

    God bless all the Lakers and their fans! Congrats KOBE on MVP honor. Champions all the way!!!!!

  • kobedasnowman

    THATS MY BOY, HE FINALLY GOT WHAT HE DESERVED, LETS PUT SOME ICING ON THE CAKE WITH THAT CHAMPIONSHIP RING

  • zgum

    Congrats Kobe!!!!!!!!!!!!….
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    I feel bad for the haters who just cant accept! tsk!

  • ignard

    Cool STAT: there have been only 2 shooting guards to win MVP-Kobe & MJ

  • Dtogawa

    Congratulations Kobe it’s an award long over due now lets get that 4th championship go Lakers!!!

  • Majic “Big” Johnson

    You go Kobester!!! Let’s do this and get that golden trophy!!!

  • Craig W.

    Looks like the “talking heads” couldn’t justify not including Kobe on their ballots any more. Congrats Kobe, for making those guys eat their hats.

  • VL

    Well deserved. Great that he understood the importance of his playing crew and how much they contributed to the award. Now for the fairytale to be complete. Lakers to beat the Celts in the NBA finals.

  • filosofreak

    What? My man. Best player alive. Most emotional MVP award ever. He should have won the previous two as well but that only makes this one sweeter. Can’t wait to hoist that trophy at fleet center.

  • pio2u

    CONGRATS TO KOBE! TODAY THE MVP TROPHY; NEXT UP, THE O’BRIEN TROPHY!

  • LAKERSINCEBIRTH

    i can honestly say that i am speechless and emotional that KOBE won the MVP for the LAKER family. The last time I was this emotional regarding the LAKERS was when Magic announced he was hiv positive. I know it’s totally different, yet, the magnitude of both circumstances are similar.

  • myriam

    First my congratulations to the BEST PLAYER ON THE PLANET, MY GUY KOBE BRYANT. THE WAITING IS FINALLY OVER. AS WHAT AS PHIL SAID, NO ONE DESERVE THIS AWARD EXCEPT KOBE. NEXT, GOODLUCK TO OUR TEAM LAKERS.

  • lakeshow88

    well deserved, he should have won it in the 02-03 season too. no offense to chris paul who had an acceptional season, but kobe was the best player on the best team with the best record in the west. congrats kobe, go lakers!!

  • diongster

    EAT YOUR HEART OUT KOBE HATERS!!!! KOBE IS THE BEST….MVP! MVP! MVP!

  • Kelly

    CONGRATS KOBE!! THIS IS SUCH A HAPPY DAY FOR ALL LAKER FANS…IT BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES WEN I SAW KOBE HOLDING THAT MVP TROPHY…ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME THEY RECOGNIZED THE BEST PLAYER IN THE MVP…IT ONLY TOOK VOTERS 12 YEARS TO REALIZE THAT.

  • MILO

    The man has spoken! Kobe will help in getting the Lakers the gift that Walton asked for! It’s time for some rings… SEE YOU GUY’S IN FIGUEROA ST. FOR THE PARADE!!!

  • Nikko

    our king? heart? dude he’s just a player for a basketball team. He doesn’t move mountains or anything. All he does is give us satisfaction in our leisure. Our MVP, but don’t get too excited with overusing your words. He’s no MLK or Ghandi, if you know what I’m mean.

    Congrats Kobe, now if you can give some of those $ million you got from Phil Knight back to the Indonesian workers who make $500/year then I might call you my heart.

    Ciao!

  • http://mrsfox411@aol.com FOXXY

    [Comment ID #35045 Will Be Quoted Here]
    STOP HATIN DUDE…GET OFF LAKERSNATION….NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!