Commentary

Win or lose, Kobe Finals MVP?

PER Diem: June 14, 2010

Updated: June 14, 2010, 9:42 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
BryantGarrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty ImagesKobe Bryant has carried the Lakers in the Finals, averaging more than 30 points a game in five contests.

BOSTON -- In an odd Finals filled with statistical oddities and in which each game has borne virtually no resemblance to its predecessor, it's perhaps fitting that through five games we're left with another unusual situation: There is no clear-cut choice for series MVP. In fact, if Boston were to close things out with a win in Game 6 on Tuesday, as many as four Celtics could garner serious consideration.