This week, ESPNLA.com's Ramona Shelburne and 710 ESPN's basketball analyst Dave Miller hit the studio asking the following:
Should L.A.'s incredible post-All-Star Break run pushed Kobe Bryant to the top of the MVP race?
What accounts for their top shelf play? Is it sustainable?
After Friday's games, the Lakers are a scant one game behind the Spurs in the loss column, with a real shot at the top seed in the Western Conference.