Kobe Bryant / Chris Paul : 2008 NBA MVP
The Staples Center in Los Angeles has been screaming it for years as Kobe Bryant steps up to the free throw line. Why hasn't the best player in the NBA won the MVP? I know why, THE VOTERS ARE SIMPLY KOBE BRYANT HATERS!
It's only obvious they are because he hasn't even finished top 3 in the voting ever, and he should have at least been the runner up in the past years considering he is the most talented player in the NBA. If the Los Angeles Lakers did not have Kobe Bryant the word playoffs would not even be in there vocabulary. Kobe Bryant doesn't even get MVP when he outscores the Mavericks team in three quarters!? huh!?
Oh, and that Mavericks team had an "MVP" Dirk Nowitzki. Kobe Bryant had 81 points in one game and was the leaugue's best player and still no MVP!
This year, the main race for MVP is between Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant.
Everyone talks about Chris Paul and his stats. Sure, he is a great player and everyone says that if the Hornets finished first in the West you have to give it to him. But wait, they didn't.
How did that happen?
Oh, the Lakers beat them last Friday night to take first place and kick the Hornets out of the top spot in the West.
Also, Kobe Bryant's stats are 28.4 ppg, 6.3 rpg, and 5.4 apg. While Chris Paul's are 21.1 ppg, 4.0 rpg, and 11.6 apg. Yes, Chris Paul averages more assists but Kobe has more points and rebounds, he is more of an all around balanced player with more diversity.
This year, Kobe Bryant has turned into more of a mature man. He has been more of a team leader and has been really unselfish while still keeping very similar stats compared to his previous years. He knows when to distribute the ball and knows when to take over games. He has made everyone around him better this year and has really impressed me as a player and leader.
Overall, Kobe Bryant 100% should recieve the MVP trophy this year, but it's most likely not going to happen just because the voters are anti-Kobe. I know it's a very disapointing thing, but there is nothing us fans can do.
Kobe, I'm sorry. You deserve it, but Chris Paul and New Orleans will be cheering in a couple weeks.
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