G'day NBA fans,
Whatever you may think of the off-field antics of Kobe Bryant, he is in my opinion and without doubt, the NBA's most valuable player to the half way point of the season. Given the Lakers have the best record in the NBA, their starting 5 consists of Derek Fisher (about 52yo), KOBE, Luke Walton (tries hard), Lamar Odom & Kwame Brown - it is incredible what Kobe is achieving.
It just seems to me that he will do whatever it takes to win. Today (to this point) he has attempted only 5 shots, whilst dishing 11 assists; however, we have seen him take 40 shots a game at different points of time. Perhaps he would be frustrating to play with (!), but is there anyone you'd rather have the ball in your team's hands in crunch-time?