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KB-Pau-DH2012
02-03-2012, 09:44 PM
http://www.nba.com/2012/news/02/03/players-of-the-month-jan/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt2

Posted Feb 3 2012 8:07PM
NEW YORK -- The Miami Heat's LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant on Friday were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played in December and January.

James led Miami to a 16-5 (.762) record for games played in December and January, matching the best start to a season in franchise history, behind averages of 29.2 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.1 assists. A three-time Eastern Conference player of the week so far this season, James ranks second in the NBA in scoring, fourth in field goal percentage (.551), ninth in minutes (37.4 mpg) and 10th in steals (1.8 spg). Appearing in 20 of Miami's 21 games, James led the team in scoring 16 times, tallying 25-plus points 16 times and 30-plus points on 11 occasions.

Bryant averaged a league-high 30.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists for games played in December and January, helping the Lakers to a 13-9 record (.591). On Jan. 1 at Denver, Bryant became the youngest player in NBA history to score 28,000 points. On Jan. 10 in Phoenix, Bryant scored an NBA season-high 48 points, kicking off four straight 40-plus-point games over a five-night span. Bryant passed Jerry West as the Lakers franchise leader in free throws made on Jan. 28 at Milwaukee and passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the franchise leader in field goals made on Jan. 29 at Minnesota.
Here is a closer look at the month for James and Bryant:

LeBron James, Miami Heat

Dec. 25 @ Dallas: Tallied 37 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in a 105-94 season-opening win over the Mavericks.

Jan. 4 vs. Indiana: Posted 33 points, a season-high 13 assists and eight rebounds in a 118-83 win over the Pacers.

Jan. 29 vs. Chicago: Collected 35 points, 11 rebounds and five assists during a 97-93 victory over the Bulls.



Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

Jan. 3 vs. Houston: Posted 37 points, eight rebounds and six assists in a 108-99 win over the Rockets.

Jan. 10 vs. Phoenix: Tallied a season-high 48 points on 18-of-31 shooting to go with five rebounds, three assists and three steals during a 99-83 win over the Suns.

Jan. 29 @ Minnesota: Collected a 35-point, 14-rebound double-double during a 106-101 win over the Timberwolves.



Other nominees for Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month were Atlanta's Joe Johnson and Josh Smith, Chicago's Derrick Rose, Cleveland's Kyrie Irving, Dallas' Shawn Marion, Houston's Kyle Lowry, Indiana's Roy Hibbert and Danny Granger, Memphis' Marc Gasol, New Jersey's Deron Williams, Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge.
The Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month are part of a series of on-court performance awards called "The Kia NBA Performance Awards." The series, currently in its fifth season, is part of a multiyear marketing partnership between Kia Motors America and the NBA, and includes four of the league's most prestigious year-end honors: Most Valuable Player Award, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man Award, and Most Improved Player. Kia Motors is the Official Automotive Partner of the NBA and the Kia Optima is the league's Official Vehicle. For more information on the "The Kia NBA Performance Awards" visit www.NBA.com/awards.

SiriusXM25
02-03-2012, 10:13 PM
no surprise there as the two best players in the league.

C-Style
02-04-2012, 02:33 AM
2 best players

KobemvpBryant24
02-04-2012, 03:00 AM
Well deserved best players in the league

Raps08-09 Champ
02-04-2012, 03:06 AM
Expected.

ThunderousDemon
02-04-2012, 03:23 AM
Prepare for the **** storm that is about to ensue,3,2,1,..... and the haters are off!

KB-Pau-DH2012
02-04-2012, 03:25 AM
Prepare for the **** storm that is about to ensue,3,2,1,..... and the haters are off!

The 3 posts above you were giving both players some love. Not sure what your agenda here is buddy. ;)

lavilevi23
02-04-2012, 03:39 AM
Well deserved for both.

Birdmannn
02-04-2012, 06:08 AM
No surprise.
Lebron is having an amazing season. ( To all my friends that hate on him, HA!)
Kobe is proving his worth! I was hoping he would put up massive points this season.

LakersIn5
02-04-2012, 07:01 AM
( To all my friends that hate on him, HA!)
Kobe is proving his worth!

justinnum1
02-04-2012, 10:15 AM
lebron on his way to 3rd mvp

BigBongTheory
02-04-2012, 02:05 PM
Well deserved, nice seeing kobe getting his respect, and is well deserved for lebron as well.

Avenged
02-04-2012, 02:37 PM
I'm just glad Kobe is playing really well considering this was suppose to be another year towards a decline. He's putting up a better season (so far) than he has the past 5 seasons.

Cal827
02-04-2012, 02:45 PM
Expected, both of these guys have been fantastic for their respective teams. Unless something really random happens, this should be 1 and 2 in the MVP race at the end of the year.

VCaintdead17
02-04-2012, 03:08 PM
Well deserved for both of them

beliges
02-04-2012, 03:16 PM
Expected, both of these guys have been fantastic for their respective teams. Unless something really random happens, this should be 1 and 2 in the MVP race at the end of the year.

Its gonna be almost impossible for either one of these players to win MVP this season. Lakers will not nearly have a good enough record and LBJ has Bosh and Wade by his side. I dont see either getting MVP. Durant pretty much has this year's MVP on lock with Rose following closely behind.

But yes, the two best players in the league and the two players that DESERVE the MVP this year are LBJ and Kobe.