Originally Posted by Ne 1
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.
Yeah but think of it this way- In the 5 NBA finals he has won, Kobe has only performed the best in 1 of them. What does that tell you?
Also it is not a moot point. The truth is the truth.