All season long the MVP has appeared to be LeBron James's to lose with Kevin Durant destined to come in second yet again. However, if the Los Angeles Lakers make the post season the award needs to go to Kobe Bryant.
But FatMan, the MVP is a team award so why should the Lakers playoff future matter?
Have you watched these guys play lately? If they make the post season it will be because of Kobe Bryant.
Friday night he put on another clinic with clutch shots like the late three to tie the game up and send the game to overtime. Then during the OT there was the dunk towards the end that put the Lakers up. All in all he dropped 42 on the Raptors to lead the Lakers to victory, 118-116.
This performance comes on the heels of another highlight reel of a game, a 41-point effort against the New Orleans Hornets. That night the Lakers had to overcome a 25-point deficit; this time it was just a 15-point deficit.
Of course what makes the win even sweeter for Kobe and the Lakers is where it put them--above .500 for the first time in months. The Lakers are now just a half game behind the Jazz for the No. 8 seed.