Now, the Kobe talk can finally be put to rest. Winning the Finals MVP, it only proved that this was his team to lead and his team to bear responsibility of. He did not make any excuses in the second round of the playoffs when the Houston Rockets took the Lakers all the way to seven games. He willed the Lakers past the very talented and offensively sound Denver Nuggets. Bottom line, Kobe cemented his legacy in NBA history with this win.
So where does this leave him exactly? First off, he's the best player on the planet right now. The shots he made during this series was just absolutely sick. No one has the competitive drive or will like Bryant. Do I think he is better than Jordan? No. But after winning four championships and getting to six, after putting up the offensive numbers he has put up, one can certainly make a legitimate argument.
Now, I will go finish watching the celebrations and continue to process my checkout as I order my "Los Angeles Lakers 2009 Champions" T-Shirt online...