HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — The only mark on Kobe Bryant‘s brilliant basketball career will come when hoops historians scan his list of accomplishments and get to the MVP category and discover that for all the work he did over his nearly two-decades in the NBA, he has just one MVP trophy.
If it seems preposterous to you now that the best player of his generation has only claimed that prize once, just imagine how ridiculous it will seem to NBA observers in say 20 or 30 years.
We’re not comfortable having a hand in a miscarriage of basketball justice of this magnitude. And yet, while Bryant’s been a fixture in the Top 3 of the KIA Race to the MVP Ladder all season long, he’s remained behind LeBron James and Kevin Durant. He’s been unable to push past either one of those youngsters and into the lead position despite leading the league in scoring 16-years deep into his career.
The notion that Bryant will end his storied career as a one and done MVP winner is something that will bother us forever, knowing that he should have won at least three or four …
As for the latest movers and shakers on our weekly hot list, you can check it out for yourself in this latest edition of the KIA Race to the MVP Ladder.
And remember, someone’s rise (Andrew Bynum and Rajon Rondo) always coincides with someone’s fall (Dwight Howard and Dwyane Wade).