Originally Posted by secund2nun
The truth is the truth. To make it even worse, Gasol was easily the real finals MVP in 2010 yet Kobe got it because of hype.
Even if Gasol hypothetically did win Finals MVP over Kobe, it's not like it would have been a big deal anyway. Finals MVP isn't that prestigious of an award and plenty of non-elite players have won it, although it is a boost for a players legacy. All MVP of the Final series of the playoffs is what ever player has the best overall numbers for 4-7 games on the winning team, with the only exception being 1969. Parker won FMVP over Duncan, Maxwell won FMVP over Bird, Worthy won MVP over Magic, Heck, even John freaking Starks came within one shot of winning a FMVP over Patrick Ewing. etc. etc. and it never made a diffrence, so why would Pau getting MVP over Kobe in 2010 matter? But he didn't anyway.....Kobe rightfuly won so the whole thing is moot.