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Kobe Bryant for MVP

by james on April 9th, 2008

NBA Obsessed takes you into the hit and run game of NBA Basketball.

Now all season your intrepid author has the MVP race as a two person dog fight.

Can we say dog fight anymore? That does not seem appropriate.

How about a two person race.

Person number 1 is LeBron James.

Other person number 1 is Kobe Bryant.

Kobe Bryant is a slam dunk for MVP of the NBA

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Oh, there are those of you out there that will say Kevin Garnett or Chris Paul, but it has to be the Kobe LeBron race to the finish. The stats they put up and how they carry their teams just stands out too much.

“You can’t just continue to take what Kobe is doing for granted,” Pistons president and Hall of Famer Joe Dumars said. “The guy is one of the truly great players and he should be recognized as such.”

No one needs historical context to make the case for Bryant this year. His season stands on its own. At 29, this isn’t a lifetime achievement award. Kobe is still the best of the best. MVPs, however, are never won overnight in the NBA. Mostly, it takes constructing credibility over the years. He’s been so great, for so long that Dumars is right: People do take him for granted.


Voters have to running out of excuses.

Still, Bryant is an MVP. He’s been the best player, a three-time champion and voters must ask themselves: If I don’t vote for him this year, what will it ever take? His talent, his accomplishments, his place in history, command multiple MVPs. This has been a season when everything has come together to make his candidacy unimpeachable.

His time, his trophy.

The time for Kobe is now. Kobe for MVP.

NBA Basketball special comment If not Kobe this year, what more does he have to do?

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3 opinions for Kobe Bryant for MVP

  • jason
    Apr 10, 2008 at 8:17 am

    It’s a toss-up (no pun intended) between these two guys..both equally important to their teams and The NBA. If I had to choose, I’d go James.

  • Tim
    Apr 10, 2008 at 11:34 am

    You can’t POSSIBLY be serious, can you? I don’t have a problem with LeBron or Kobe, but how can you even imagine not having Chris Paul in the conversation? He’s having a better season than Nash did in either of his MVP seasons. More importantly, it looks like, not the Spurs, or Suns, or Lakers, or Mavericks, or Rockets, or Nuggets (or whichever team you thought would be contending for the Western Conference crown) is going to end up with the #1 seed. That title belongs to Paul’s Hornets. That would be like the Minnesota Vikings winning the NFC last year and not even including Adrian Peterson in the NFL MVP conversation.

  • james
    Apr 10, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Chris Paul is in the conversation, as is Kevin Garnett, but in my mind (a wicked place), they are a notch behind. The best part of the MVP award is it is not defined.

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