The NBA season is coming to an end and the NBA MVP talk is getting brought up more and more. Check out what Kobe has to say as the media criticized Lebron James
Kobe Bryant posted several tweets about winning in the playoffs on April 14:


 
Bryant is spot on. You can only silence the naysayers by the number of championship rings you have. Unless, of course, you win with an asterisk hovering above your head (like the NFL’s DeflateGate scandal).
 
Back to Lebron James.
 
Bryant initially tweeted, “Lbj couldn’t handle pressure.” That was the case in the 2011 NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks, where he scored two measly points in the fourth quarter of Game 5.
 
James and the Heat re-grouped, eventually beating the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals in 2012 and 2013, respectively.

Bryant is simply saying you don’t win championships all by yourself. Even he and Jordan, who can carry their teams on their shoulders night in and night out, needed a strong supporting cast.
 
Winning the Larry O’Brien Trophy is a collective effort.

If MJ had Scottie Pippen and Bryant had Shaquille O’Neal and Pau Gasol, James has Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love to lean on. LBJ can also count on guys such as J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Tristan Thompson and Timofey Mozgov.
 
James has the supporting cast which can help Cleveland win its first NBA title. When that happens, you can forget about James Harden and Stephen Curry for now because LBJ is in position to live up to what his teammate, J.R. Smith, expects of him.

 

Note: Unless otherwise noted, all stats are current as of April 15 and are courtesy of ESPN.com

 

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