By Sam Rubenstein

We are nearing the end of the Player of the D.A.Y. trophy and the race for Player of the Y.E.A.R.. Once again, Kobe stole the show with a 50 point game. It looks like he’s run away with the Player of the Y.E.A.R., which is the kind of award that plays into what he has had to do this season, which is carry a flawed team to victory by himself. When the MVP vote comes around, people may decide to use that definition, or they will come up with their own like best player on the best team. We’ll find out soon enough.