Bryant Named MVP
Kobe led Lakers to West's best record
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted May 6, 2008 9:51 PM CDT
The Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant reacts to a question from a teammate during a news conference.   (AP Photo/Ric Francis)
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(Newser) – 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 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."