he clearly deserved mvp, the lakers dont win this title without him... is time to give kobe the credit he deserves. top 10 player of all time I definitely don't think it's fair to say Kobe was "bad" in the Finals.chicas manando verga
He didn't have a great offensive series, but it really wasn't horrific -- 25 P/36 on a 53 TS% is actually not that different from his regular-season numbers, and this was against one of the league's best defenses.gruesome car accident death
Watching last night, my initial reaction was that it was extremely unfair to give Kobe the Finals MVP after he very nearly shot his team out of the biggest game of the season.
And it's true that for most of Game 7, the selfish Kobe we've all come to criticize showed up. But looking at the numbers for the series today, it's hard to make a case for him not winning Finals MVP honors.
Gasol had an eye-popping efficiency, but if you employ a trade-off and take him up to Kobe's usage level, plus factor in Kobe's defensive edge, Kobe deserved the MVP.
Now, I think Gasol was obviously better last night, and without him they wouldn't have been champions -- period, no contest. canadian rodeo finals
But in the entire series, I think Kobe earned the honor. And I have no idea who would have been MVP if Boston had won...
Garnett, maybe? Per-minute he was their best, but he only played 32 MPG, which is problematic.
Garnett would have to be the guy, unless you wanted to buck 40 years of history and give it to a guy on the losing team.
Caleb - it's not "bad" compared to average players. It's just not even remotely close to Michael Jordan territory - aka the man Kobe is being compared to.