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The Triangle: Does Kobe deserve the MVP, should L.A. want the #1 seed?

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.