Why Kobe should be MVP
SPG 1.8 (Steals per game)
So it seems to me that Kobe does play defense to the surprise of his critics, who want Chauncey Billups or Steve Nash as the MVP.
Yes the Lakers will be lucky to win 45 games this year, but his year is so exceptional that I feel he has earned the MVP. Besides there's an award for the best player on a championship team, it's called the NBA Finals MVP.