Was Chris Paul Robbed?

Kobe Bryant won the first MVP award of his stellar NBA career earlier this week, edging out Chris Paul by 206 votes.So, was Paul robbed? I don’t think so, but I’m sure Hornets fans and some of you beg to differ. After all, it wouldn’t be the first time an NBA award hopeful got cheated. To this day, I still think they did Carmelo Anthony dirty in the 2003-2004 Rookie Of The Year race. Lebron registered 20.9 PPG, 5.9 dimes and 5.5. boards off 41% shooting from the field while Melo posted 21 PPG, 2.8 assists and 6.1 rebounds, shooting 42% from the floor. Minus the assists, the numbers are pretty similar, but Melo lead the Nuggets (43-39) to the playoffs while Bron’s Cavs (35-47) missed the postseason. Still, Bron won by a landslide. At the very least, it should have been close.This year’s MVP race was just that…close. Being that they play different positions, unlike Bron and Carmelo, it’s trickier to compare Bryant and Paul statistically. But both are indispensable to their teams. Kobe was initially expected to be traded at the start of the season. Picture a Kobe-less Lakers squad. Forget a no.1 seed, dudes would have missed the playoffs. The same goes for Paul and the Hornets. No CP, no postseason. But the Lakers and Hornets ended with nearly identical records, 57-25 (+15 from 07) and 56-26 (+17 from 07), respectively.Again, the numbers are close, but this time so were the votes. Kobe deserves it, but if Paul won it, I wouldn’t be mad. What do you guys think? Was CP3 robbed? Perhaps some of you think Garnett should have won. Speak on it!

  • POLO DIZ

    1ST FOOLS…..

    KOBE REALLY DONT DESERVE IT. HE AINT REALLY A STAND OUT PLAYER UNLIKE PAUL WAS…BUT BEING MVP WILL DEFINATELY COMPLIMENT THE RING..

    • Chris S

      kobe not a standout player?
      do you even know what sport we’re talking about?

    • Dre Money

      Polo Diz, u r bias with your opinion. Kobe is the league. There is not a single player better than him. Even T Mac (among others) says he is the best player in the league so how can say he’s not a stand out. Kobe is Allen Iverson’s fav. player to watch today. Dont be bias. What player you know that was injured for 3 months and still took his team to a number 1 seed (dont say shit bout Gasol cuz he got injured and Kobe was still getting W’s, so save it, list facts, not bias hate). Lakers would not be #1 without Kobe, hate it if you want. Lakers need Kobe, which is why he has been playin through injuries. That is a standout player in my opinion as well as NBA analyst.

    • Tristar Da Beast

      @ Bi pola diz

      What up everybody !! im not much of a blogger so to speak but look at this clowns comment hahahahaha he put 1st FOOLS and followed it up with that comment hahaha, im about to shit my pants i cant stop laughing ( he said kobe aint a stand out player) fuck me polo you got shit for brains !!! love him or hate him he is an amazing basketball player !! amazing!!! he’s had a bit of an attitude through his career but thats what makes him the elite athelete that he is !!!his drive , his will to be the best, to perfect the art of basketball, and i read your other comment at the bottom !!! wtf !! if he aint doing all the scoring and is getting gasol and co involved then that makes him even better ,does it not, if he wants to he can drop 81 on your dumb ass !!! cum on man dont hate for the sake !!! kobe MVP !!! paul is fantastic aswell, damn he like the assit king, but it’s not like he did it alone , there starting 5 is scary tyson peja west nah mean, but man lakers finished on top an kobe had some 50 point games in there!!an a smashed pinky!! so you got to respect the decision !! peace to all non fucking idiots !!! lakers to go all the way !!!
      im out like polo’s daddy when he was born!!!!o

  • Ali

    Garnett no…Lakers & Hornets needed their star player alot more than Boston needed Garnett……with that being said, yeah I think he did get robbed….Kobe shoulda got MVP already be4, but not THIS year…..Hornets came outta nowhere all cuz Paul

  • Pierzy

    I think CP3 should have won it this year but they gave it to Kobe because he’s never won it before in 12 years and his team finished #1 in the west, overtaking New Orleans. Just like what happens with the Oscars (Scorsese), sometimes it turns into a hidden Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • http://myspace.com/yeahirap myspace.com/yeahirap

    This Should Have Been Kobe’s Third

    • Ghost Deini

      This is the first year he was a team player.

      • Rizob

        and the first year he got his to to 50+ wins since shaq been gone, u gotta have at least 50 wins to win MVP…..

        • Dre Money

          2 Ghost Deini.
          It takes a team to win championships therefore he has always been a team player. Now this is the first year since Shaq has been gone, that Kobe has trusted his team mates to pull W’s along with him. That is the difference. You can not win without a team, period, even Jordan can tell u that.

          2 Rizob
          That 50 win thing is somewhat of a factor because they know who is leading the team but it doesn’t mean you can win MVP, because Shaq would have 4 or 5, Jordan would have 7 or 8. Kobe deserved the MVP years ago but when u have a dominate Shaq, you look like the sidekicc (Scottie Pippen) and Kobe was never a sidekicc which is why Kobe was picced over Shaq when that trade decision came. Plus you dont win scoring titles as well as the second highest scoring for one player in a game, hell he would of broke Wilts record if you let him (anybody who deny that is an idiot and not an anylist of the NBA). So when it really comes down to it this should be his second if anything. Now if the MVP title meant what it stood for (Most Valuble Player) then its obvious who has been the most valuble since Jordan left.

  • http://www.rockthedub.com khal

    Chris Paul definitely deserved it, but this was Kobe’s year, period.

  • dirty

    It’s all politics like usuall. Kobe or Paul either or, but they could have gave two out like they do. Anyway there has been a lot of robberies in the past, to think Shaq only got one in his career is crazy, sure hes a old bum now but back in the day he was no question (most valuable player every year) in his prime who else would you have on you team if you had a choice ? he dominated the game and got ripped the fuck off, lot’s of other guys have too.

    • Pierzy

      Word – I’m not a Shaq fan and I love Nash but the fact that Shaq didn’t win it his first year in Miami (when Nash won his 2nd) is a crime.

  • http://www.yahoo.com Dra$t-iQ Alkoholik

    of cus Kobe deserved that shit nigga’s been the best player in the league for the past 3 years and it just had to happened

  • http://www.going.com/larrybrite Larry Brite

    I was suprised to hear this is his 1st MVP even tho he’s been an all-star like 10+ times with 3-1 record in the CHAMPIONSHIPS

    (not playoffs, CHAMPIONSHIPS)

    I HATE The Lakers (my older brother was/is a Magic Johnson faithful)

    BUT, Kobe is iLL.

    If The hornets end up going 2 the championships over the Lakers, that i say reconsider the MVP, but till than – I’d say it’s about time for Kobe to get his due

    GO WARRIORS!!!!

  • What’z Crackin

    I think Kobe won it fair and square with all the distractions in the off season and Kobe being hurt for like 3 months already. he still put up his numbers and elevated his team to a #1 seed in the western conference. What he has done for his franchise the last few years with his leadership is only measured by a few players. sorry CP3 but you will have to play a couple more years of consistent play, statistics, and elevating your team before you get one. We still don’t know if him and his team isn’t a one year wonder

  • joejoe

    Chris Paul had perhaps the best season a point guard has had in recent memory(better than both of Nash’s, look up the stats) and his team is better due to his play. Whereas Kobe’s team is better because of the improvement of Bynum and the Pau Gasol trade. Paul should have gotten the MVP.

  • GhostWriter420

    Im sure if paul woulda won the mvp, we would be here talkin about how kobe got robbed. They both had great years, and dudes is gonna say that the lakers had gasol in the mix, which is b.s. They were givin niggz the business with andrew bynum on the floor. Or as kobe called him, andrew “bitch ass” bynum.. And you know when it’s the final 4 minutes of the game, that it’s kobe time, consistently this year. The nigga is a closer, and he closed out that mvp… Uuurrllyyy!!! lol..

  • render

    the lakers were overachieving even before the gasol trade. true, bynums emergence is a big part of it but Kobe made that team better than it had any business being, and at this point dude just had it comin.

    MVP came down to who had the number 1 seed in the west point blank. If the hornets finished 1st, Paul woulda had it. Dudes gonna end his career with a couple no doubt tho. Most complete point since Isiah Thomas. considering how young he is, it aint a stretch to suggest that he’ll be in the GOAT PG debate when its all said and done.

    The Hornets/Lakers WCF is gonna be ridiculous

  • ri067953

    Let’s face it. The Lakers wouldn’t be anything without Kobe’s leadership and experience. That simple fact alone means that he deserves the title of MVP. The Lakers struggled without Bynum and Gasol but Kobe was able to lead them through a rough patch to take the West.

    • BIGNAT

      kobe’s team can compete without him. the hornets will be chilling down with the clippers if paul is not with them. the main reason they didn’t give it to paul is he is young. also didn’t he win the rookie mvp last year they not trying to give him to much so early. paul turned a bust from the bulls tyson chandler into a man who caught over 100 alley oops in one season. the lakers got fisher, odom, gasol bynum when he gets back. they got big role players luke walton, radmonovic, tariff, vochijic. sorry about the spelling those motherfuckers got some hard names to spell.
      what the hornets got peja and david west because without paul. tyson is going turn back inot the scrub from the bulls

  • CHICAGO PaPii

    Yes and No. CP was robbed because the fact is as long as Kobe is playing BasketBowl then ain’t no other player is gonna be better. No, well because this is Kobe “Fucking” Bryant and he can rape all the MidWestern White Sluts he wants as long as he drops a gazillion points and put on a performance then nuckas better be glad he ain’t pissed off! Shit if I was his opponent I would personally supply Kobe with atleast 10 to 15 Non-Negroe Females that meet him at his Hotel room so he can be chilling letting a Anglo-Saxon Dominatrix violate his asshole with a Purple Dildo, shit then atleast he won’t drop like 100 points on us…….

  • http://myspace.com/luciche Kay

    Basically, Chris Paul was the stand out player that went beyond everyone’s expectations during the season and post-season. He took a team that didn’t make the playoffs last year lead them to the #2 seed in the west knocking off a team in the first round that two years ago went to the finals. But this year was do or die for Kobe Bryant. 12 years in the NBA && the Lakers were a #1 seed and I think that did it for the voting. This is the first season Kobe has lead a team to a #1 seed without anyone saying he couldn’t do it by himself.
    So, logically, Chris Paul should have one.
    But, taking in history and the likeliness of Kobe going on a gold run again for the Lakers in unlikely.

  • http://gooddoctorzeus.blogspot.com DocZeusX

    Any player that lobbies to be traded at the beginning of the season should be immediately disqualified for the MVP on general principle. Chris Paul should have been the MVP by default.

    If Kobe ever deserved the award, it should have been 2005-2006 when he put ridiculous numbers and took a subpar Lakers to the playoffs. Unfortunately, Lebron did the exact same thing on a worse Cavs team and carried them to a better record so it should have been his award. Nash winning two MVPs in a row was a joke.

  • The Alchemist

    What does this have to do with hip hop music?

  • JollyRench

    Chris Paul got robbed once, this year. But Kobe’s been robbed at least twice, so its fair for Kobe to get it over Paul.

  • What’z Crackin

    Have some respect for the king. this nigga been doing to much for to long and these reporters that were on Shaq’s side when he got traded ignored the 40 points a game, the leadership, the 80 point game finally gives the boy a MVP because he couldn’t be ignored anymore, and now you niggas want to be up in arms. CP3 is good but he had a good year kobe has had a good career so stop the hate, watch my boy shine in the finals and shut the fuck up.

  • http://www.youtube.com/dunkadelictv Dunkadelic TV

    Kobe Bryant is the best player on the planet. Chris Paul will get his. He’s only in his 3rd NBA season. KB24 is in his 12th. Kobe is now the 3rd player from the 1996 Draft to win the NBA MVP joining Iverson and S. Nash-2. The only other Draft to have 3 NBA MVP winners is the 1984 Draft with Jordan-5, Barkley, and Olajuwon. Basketball and Hip-Hop TV http://www.youtube.com/dunkadelictv.

  • http://www.youtube.com/dunkadelictv Dunkadelic TV

    Kobe Bryant is the best player on the planet. Chris Paul will get his. He’s only in his 3rd NBA season. KB24 is in his 12th. Kobe is now the 3rd player from the 1996 Draft to win the NBA MVP joining Iverson and S. Nash-2. The only other Draft to have 3 NBA MVP winners is the 1984 Draft with Jordan-5, Barkley, and Olajuwon.

  • Scrilla

    What gives with the basketball drop, your blogs put me to sleep.

  • POLO DIZ

    Chris S says:

    kobe not a standout player?
    do you even know what sport we’re talking about?

    I MEAN HE AINT THE ONLY ONE SCORING POINTS U CRASH DUMMY. THAT NIGGA AINT CONCERNED WITH SCORING ALL THE POINTS….KOBE ITS LETTIN GASOL AND COMPANY GET INVOLED IN THE GAME.

    DAMN NIGGAS ALWAYS GOTTA BREAK DOWN THE OBVIOUS FOR IDIOTS…..

  • JDizzel3000

    My nig cp3 got robbed flat out i said this before the award was officialy announced…that if he didnt at leat!! at least!! get co-honors it was a highway robbery..lookin at the numbers he put up more points for his team played with less talent and completly controls the game like no other…so no disrespect to the boy kobe “bean” but cp3 shoulda got a piece of that mvp….

  • ahaha

    I think Shawn Bradley should have won it

  • myspace.com/mrstacksondecklol

    ok wow kobe is alot better than chris paul but we knnow who was mvp this year…..LEBRON

  • Yung Reik

    I DUNNO BOUT DA CHRIS PAUL THANG BUT THEY WAS RITE WEN THEY SAID CARMELO WAS ROBBED HE OUT DID LEBRON THEY 1ST SEASON IN THE NBA AND EVEN WENT 2 DA PLAY-OFFS LEBRON DIDNT… HE JUSS GOT ROOKIE OF THE YEAR BECUSE THE HYPE WAS BEHIND HIM… BUT LEBRON DESERVED IT THIS YEEAR AND HEIS NUMBER 2 AFTER KOBE… WEN ITS COMES DOWN 2 IT KOBE GETTIN RINGS

  • ma ni99a

    Kobe Bryan iz real maan daar can do more!