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O’Neal And Bryant Are Your 2009 NBA All Star Game MVP’s

by: DanD On  Monday, February 16, 2009

Total Pro Sports – Congratulations to Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal on sharing the 2009 NBA All Star Game MVP.  This is Kobe’s third All Star Game MVP award, his previous wins were in 2002 and 2007.  Shaq now has 2 trophies having previously won in 2004.  Kobe scored 27 points on 12 of 23 shooting and Shaq was 8 of 9 with 17 points.

Bryant is a great all-around player, but doesn’t seem to be a great teammate.  Even in tonights game his selfish style was in full effect.  I know its the All-Star game and everybody, but why not get your teammates involved a little more.  This years game was full of young players trying to showcase their skills.  Instead many of them watched Kobe Bryant practice his shooting skills.  I would have enjoyed seeing Kobe play the role set-up man in this game, creating chances for the likes of Amare Stoutemire and Brandon Roy.

I’m glad that Shaq got a piece of the award because I know how much it must burn Bryant.  I can only imagine how many more championships these guys would have won if they played a few more years together.  Kobe still has to prove to me that he can win a championship without the Big Diesel until then he will be considered a selfish player.




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