So being that you're saying "if the Lakers had a better record he'd be the clear cut MVP", I'm asking how so? KD + Lebron both lead top teams, both have played far better defense than Kobe, and both have played better offensively. Numbers back them up. Kobe HAS definitely been awesome so far and deserves credit, but the bottom line is that both of these players have surpassed him and are playing at the top of their game, especially KD. Dude is putting up 27/8.6/4.4 with 1.5stls and 1.5blks on a TS% of 65%. That's incredible. #2 in PER to Lebron where they're both over 28, and he's #1 in Win Shares by a WIDE margin. Kobe's actually #2 at 3.78, KD's at 4.78. That isn't close. For Offensive rating KD's at 123... Kobe's never sniffed that even in his peak seasons.
Kobe's playing like a top 5 player right now, but the gap is noticeable to the top 2.
But hey by all means, let's hear your argument for him.
When Steve Nash comes back and he takes a sub .500 lottery team and turns them into a 55+ win team and a championship contender he wins his 3rd MVP right?
What if it Nash comes back (in this system) with the 2 bigs getting healthier and Kobe being Kobe, does he not get some votes if he can catapult the Lakers from a sub-.500 ball club to maybe battling out for a top record in the West towards the end of the regular season?
hey jb remember last years thread where you swore up and down lebron wouldn't win it :) lol
Carmelo is making a case for himself as a candidate.
Melo MVP Denver you just got #taped