Saturday, May 3, 2008
Card of the Day: 2004-05 Ultimate Collection Signature Patches Kobe Bryant
In a year that had three serious MVP candidates, LeBron James, Chris Paul, and Kobe Bryant, it appears that Bryant has finished on top.
An anonymous source with knowledge of the voting outcome told the Los Angeles Times that Bryant has won the vote and that commissioner David Stern will present the award in Los Angeles next week.
Bryant averaged 28.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.84 steals while playing in all 82 games this season.
In 75 games, James averaged 30 points, 7.9 rebounds, 7.2 assists, and 1.8 steals. Had he played in all 82, his numbers still would have dwarfed Bryant's in the major three categories.
Sure Bryant led the Lakers to the top of the competitive West and LeBron only led the Cavs to the fourth seed in the weak East, but LeBron's numbers are so much better. James also played an average of two more minutes than Bryant.
James has a bright future ahead of him and will certainly win MVPs. Just remember, this is Bryant's first MVP.
As for these guys' cards. They are always a strong buy and a good investment piece. While now may be a little too late to fully invest in the two, picking up an auto of each of them should be a priority if you plan to invest in these guys.