LA Lakers: Why Coach Mike Brown Thinks Kobe Bryant Is the Obvious MVP

Despite his team coming off of back-to-back losses to the Pistons and Wizards, Mike Brown is ready to keep talking Kobe Bryant and MVP awards. 

Why all the "KB4MVP" talk? Because if Kevin Love is in the conversation, Brown wants to ensure his guy is near the top of the conversation. Seriously.

From ESPN LA's Ramona Shelburne (via Iamagm), Brown had some interesting quotes about the reasoning behind his MVP push for his star player:

He definitely should be involved in the MVP talks. I think it's hilarious that he's not. You talk about everything new in a shortened season and everybody saying he's 85 years old or whatever they're saying and he's leading the league in scoring.

Bryant is not just leading the league in scoring; he's doing it in a shortened season with a schedule from hell while battling injury and playing in his 16th NBA season. No one can deny Bryant's work ethic or the work he puts in each offseason to be able to play at the level that he does each night. 

Brown elaborated on why he has been so impressed with Bryant's season:

It's everything. I mean, who plays with the injuries that he's played with? Who puts up the numbers that he puts up? Who goes through the amount of changes that have happened to his team in the shortened season? Nobody. Name one person that has played with the injuries and done what he's done in the history of the game. Not in the last four years or three years, in the history of the game.

When Bryant went down with a torn ligament in his wrist during the preseason, I don't think anyone could have predicted that he would be the league's leading scorer 39 games in. What's more impressive is that he hasn't missed a single game this year. 

While Bulls forward Luol Deng—after tearing a ligament—is contemplating (understandably) resting for a few games because of the pain from his own a...

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