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Kobe Bryant is 8th among active players regarding a key statistic

Kobe Bryant. (credit: Wikipedia.org)

Los Angeles Laker fans that think Kobe is god need to brush up on their advanced basketball statistics.

Kobe Bryant is considered the favorite to win the coveted MVP Award for the approaching NBA season with Stan James as that sportsbook have set odds on the Los Angeles Laker guard at +250 (5/2) to win the award outright.  That kind of status in that betting market carries the presumption that Bryant is the best player in the NBA but if you look at stats in depth then he's not even the top 5 talent among all active players - not from a career perspective.

The best statistic to look at in basketball is Win Shares per 48 minutes and if you don't know what those are then I'm sorry but you know nothing about basketball.  Against all active players that have ample NBA experience, Bryant is 8th in that very important category.

Click here for an explanation of what Win Shares are in basketball.

Lebron James, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobli, Dirk Nowitzki, Shaquille O'Neal, Kevin Garnett, and Dwyane Wade all have a better rate of Win Shares per 48 minutes than Bryant among active players and the reason is simple: those players are better than Bryant.

Kobe gets all the hype because he is the best player on the most popular team and the Lakers have the best coach that knows how to win.

But from a career perspective Bryant is way down at 26th as the Laker guard does not measure up AT ALL to the likes of Michael Jordan, David Robinson, or even other former Lakers like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or Magic Johnson.

Bryant's status as MVP favorite is ridiculous and the one year he won the award it should have gone to Chris Paul.

Bet against Bryant winning the MVP Award next season by taking Kevin Durant at +300 with Blue Square or by taking Lebron James at +450 with Stan James.

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