Kobe raised his trophy on the air as he called his teammates to join him in his first ever MVP award. After years of being a scoring champion and with all the accolades Kobe made his first ever MVP award and is trying to guide his team for another championship run a feat that some of the greatest stars in the NBA have made.
Scoring is nowhere a basis on the MVP award and is not a guarantee either but on how you made your team play better and how you made them look good with some high fives and tap from the back as a simple gesture of appreciation and love. Kobe with all the negative criticism he went throughout his career did all that just to get his team on top. With all the trade talks and management disgruntling Kobe step it aside and went to work as they start their season. It’s been a promising season so far and with a 2-1 advantage going to game 4 this second round the Lakers is highly favored to win the Western Conference Finals.
So what does it take to win the prestigious MVP award? Determination and trust would be the key. Fisher after giving up a fat contract to Utah for his ailing daughter Tatum serves as the stabilizer for the Lakers offense and defense. The court general who serves as a consistent player norming 12 points or more help Kobe develop the confidence which was slowly loosing after early exits on the playoffs before.
Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum, Lamar Odom, Vladimir Radmanovic, Luke Walton and the bench of the Lakers each contribute to Kobe’s success. Pau and Odom eases Kobe’s load in the scoring department and with a deeper bench Kobe is more involve in aspects that was lacking on his game before. He learned to trust his teammates and his teammates delivered him his first MVP award.
So what does it takes to win an MVP award? Teammates… After all basketball is a team game.
Kobe owe it all to his teammates…