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NBA MVP Rankings: Can Anybody Knock off Kobe Bryant?

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NBA MVP Rankings: Can Anybody Knock off Kobe Bryant?
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Kobe Bryant is on a mission for the Los Angeles Lakers this season, and he is looking to prove to those in and around the NBA that he's still a very viable candidate for the MVP award.

We have seen some impressive play from key contributors around the league early this season, and the contenders will begin to separate themselves from the pretenders in the race as the year continues to move forward.

It'll be very interesting to see if some of the players on this list can continue to keep the pace up for the entire campaign or whether some fizzle out after a piping hot start.

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