A lot of respect for Kobe from three of the main Houston players. They also claim Kobe is the best in the world and MVP.
SLAMOnline: “Kobe. Kobe. You have to be ready,” said Aaron Brooks. “This is what he lives for. He wants another title. It’s our job to stop him.”
“In my book, he’s [Kobe Bryant] the MVP,” Battier said. “He’s had a heck of a year. This is his best chance for a championship, so he is going to come at me and Ron.”
The buzz is already building for the Kobe-Artest match-up, and Ron is ready for it.
“I expect him to try to kill me and I know he expects the same thing. After that we will see what happens.”