In what could very well be one of the least exciting MVP races of all time, Lebron James is set to receive his fourth Most Valuable Player award.
With it he now joins the likes of Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only four-time winners of the award. And stands with Russell as the only players in league history to win the award four times in five years.
Which got us thinking – why does Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest competitors the game has ever known, only have on MVP on his mantle?
Is it because he’s simply never been one to cater or the media? Or because his individual worth to LA does not rival those who won in spite of him?
We’re inclined to believe the MVP award has never mattered all that much to Bryant – it’s about the rings. And if that be the case, he’s certainly the member of a very elite group in his own right.
That said, we want to know what YOU think. Why does Bryant sport a lone MVP award, while his teammate Steve Nash and so many others have claimed multiple?
Let us know in the comments section below.