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Essentially, this would have to be Kobe's best season ever, but in all honesty, that's what it'll take.
The only way to dethrone LeBron James as the reigning MVP is to do what LeBron does and to do it better. Instead of focusing all of his energy on one specific area, as suggested earlier, the best way to win the MVP is to be as replete as possible and to win as many games as possible.
Aside from LeBron, Kobe is really the only player in the league who can do that.
Granted, he would have to average close to a triple-double for an entire season. It's unlikely because of his age, but it can be done.
He's done it before.
In 2003, Kobe averaged 30.0 PPG, 5.9 APG and 6.9 RPG.
Again, it's not likely, but this is Kobe we're talking about. Nothing is completely impossible for this guy. These will be the last years of Kobe's career. It would make sense for him to go out on a bang.