May 6, 2008 "Bryant wins first MVP after carrying Lakers to big year"

 
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 9:02 pm    Post subject: May 6, 2008 "Bryant wins first MVP after carrying Lakers to big year"

Something Great happened on this day in History
KOBE!
https://www.espn.com/nba/news/story?id=3384468
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LOS ANGELES -- Finally, an MVP award for Kobe Bryant.

Regarded as the NBA's best player for several years but never its most valuable, Bryant earned the honor at last on Tuesday after leading the Los Angeles Lakers to the best record in the Western Conference.

He called the award a blessing and an honor and emphasized that he wants another trophy this year.

"It's Hollywood, it's a movie script. The perfect ending would be for us to hold a championship trophy at the end of it," Bryant said at a news conference attended by his teammates, club officials, his wife and two daughters.

"This is an award I couldn't have won on my own. I can't thank these guys [his teammates] enough. These are my guys, these are my brothers. Let's get ready for tomorrow."



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"He's a much better teammate now than he was in the championship days. That's a credit to his maturation. There were definitely times when he was not a good teammate. No one worked harder than he did. The same is true today," Shaw said.

"In terms of connecting with his teammates off the court, he didn't do that very much. Now, from what I hear, he goes out to dinner with them all the time. Who knows? Maybe he likes these teammates better than us," Shaw added with a laugh.


Kobe Bryant MVP ceremony
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 9:03 pm    Post subject:

I was in 8th grade when this happened but still remember it like it was yesterday. I remember the MVP race with Chris Paul and LeBron and the race for the #1 seed with the Hornets. Kobe reverse dunked against New Orleans to seal both.
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I was at this game. I sat in section 110 row 4. Signed the giant card for fans in the star plaza. Watched Kobe dominate the Jazz. Posted photos here that same night. One of the greatest sports days of my life.
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CandyCanes wrote:
I was in 8th grade when this happened but still remember it like it was yesterday. I remember the MVP race with Chris Paul and LeBron and the race for the #1 seed with the Hornets. Kobe reverse dunked against New Orleans to seal both.


https://youtu.be/_P-Sw9RPllA
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CandyCanes wrote:
I was in 8th grade when this happened but still remember it like it was yesterday. I remember the MVP race with Chris Paul and LeBron and the race for the #1 seed with the Hornets. Kobe reverse dunked against New Orleans to seal both.


I remember it like it was last year. pjiddy was on here talking about how Chris Paul was the real MVP. Clownery.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 10:10 pm    Post subject:

You made me use waybackmachine. Tried to find the post to relive
https://web.archive.org/web/20080508021453/https://forums.lakersground.net/viewforum.php?f=1

http://forums.lakersground.net/viewtopic.php?t=62202
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They have some archived pages from LG History
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2021 12:26 am    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2021 3:43 am    Post subject:

MVP! MVP! MVP! MVP! MVP!
MVP! MVP! MVP! MVP! MVP!
MVP! MVP! MVP! MVP! MVP!
MVP! MVP! MVP! MVP! MVP!
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