September 28, 2008

Kobe Bryant Won't Repeat as MVP

2008 seems to be Kobe Bryant's year so far-- he won the 2007-2008 NBA regular season Most Valuable Player award, he led the Los Angeles Lakers to the NBA Finals, and was part of the gold medal-winning USA Mens's Basketball team that dominated the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

But 2009 may be a different story for him, particularly in the MVP race.

Phil Jackson shared in a recent interview that he plans to limit Kobe Bryant's minutes this coming 2009-2010 NBA season. Kobe has played at least 38 minutes a game since 2004, and for Jackson, that is an area of concern because of Kobe's health and age (he turned 30 this year).

So this means an opportunity for the likes of LeBron James and Chris Paul to grab their first Most Valuable Player plum.

But I'm definitely sure knucklehead Paul "I'm the Best Player in the World" Pierce won't win it.

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