Kobe Bryant‘s picks for MVP and Rookie of the Year track closely with the general consensus: James Harden and Ben Simmons.
More from the Kobe Bryant beat (he’s promoting his new ESPN show “Detail,” which debuts tomorrow): He’s pitching hard for Quin Snyder as Coach of the Year and James Harden as MVP https://t.co/WPTwrDS7KC
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Bryant says there is no MVP debate, and that Simmons ultimately benefited from sitting out last season with a broken foot.
The Black Mamba adds that Quin Synder would be his choice for Coach of the Year.
Per USA Today:
“It’s got to be James,” Bryant said. “I really don’t understand the debate about picking somebody else. I don’t get it. Like, what the hell does this guy have to do? I mean for the last three years, the guy has been absolutely lights out, and now you still want to sit here and debate who should be MVP when he leads the league in scoring (30.4 points per game), his assists numbers (8.8 per) are off the charts, they have the best record in the league (65-16).
“If he doesn’t win MVP this year, what the hell is he supposed to do to win MVP, average 40 (points), 15 (assists) and 15 (rebounds)? I mean, come on now. Enough is enough.”
Kobe Bryant has never been shy about sharing his opinions.
“I’ve got to talk about my man Quin Snyder,” Bryant told USA TODAY Sports about the fourth-year Utah Jazz coach whose team is 48-33 and has won 29 of its past 34 games. “The job he has done is freaking insane. It is insane. I love Quin. I always have. I’ve been a big Q guy forever…and the job …read more