Kobe Bryant or Chris Paul for MVP?

Alex TangCorrespondent IApril 15, 2008

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The recent chatter has been: Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers or Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets for MVP?

This is a hard one, as both players have been indubitably the leaders of their teams. 

Chris is averaging 21.1 PPG, 4 RPG, and 11.6 APG.

Kobe Bryant on the other hand, is averaging 28.4 PPG, 6.3 RPG, and 5.3 APG.

Kobe Bryant, in an epic career which has spanned 12 years, has the second most points scored in a game at 81 on January 22, 2006. 
This will always be a place in history.

Kobe, with Donyell Marshall, is also the co-leader of most three pointers.

Chris Paul dished out a career high 21 assists versus the Lakers on November 6, 2007.  So the answer to your question...

In Kobe Bryant's career, he has never received an MVP, nor has Chris Paul in his three year career. 

Kobe Bryant should be MVP. 

He was the youngest player to reach the 20,000 point plateau, and is, alongside Tracy McGrady, the hardest working player by playing through back spasms. 

Kobe Bryant can only be described as one word: lethal.  He can pull up a shot so fast, you can't react.  He can take it to the hoop so fast, he's a blur.  He can dunk it on you so hard, you'll be like Dwight Howard.

Sure, Chris Paul has become an amazing all around player in his recent years, but Kobe has been an amazing player from the beginning, starting from becoming the youngest to ever appear in an All-Star game. 

Kobe is so hardworking and lethal, there's no question about it.