Kobe Bryant Not Perfect, But He’s Definitely The Finals MVP

June 20th, 2010 by Mark Ogarte Leave a reply »
Five NBA championships, a regular season MVP award, and a pair of Finals best player hardware—glittering accomplishments that, for the most part, obscure the candid truth that Kobe Bryant is still a work in progress until now.

"The most interesting part about the conversation is that he [Kobe Bryant] is not really close to being done," said Lakers guard Derek Fisher

It's hard to blast someone of Bryant's stature, even more so cajole him to be
someone he's quite not.

The Game Seven of the NBA Finals is supposed to be his own personal stage to capture, as the guy named Michael Jordan never did, but his dismal shooting night (23 points, 6-of-24 FGs) seemed to mar almost the entire proceedings.

"You're shooting the same way you would shoot in any other game, but the shot goes off a little different, probably because of that excitement, that tension, anxiety of wanting to do so well and wanting to make every shot," Lakers forward Pau Gasol said.

The Los Angeles Lakers emerged victorious, 83-79, finally defeating the Boston Celtics in a Finals Game Seven. Afterward however, Bryant's detractors would relentlessly point out tha ...

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