Kobe Bryant failed to drop another 40 last night in an appallingly low-scoring victory over the Dallas Mavericks, which means one of Wilt Chamberlain’s other records (his mark for most free throws in a game fell last week when Dwight Howard shot 39) should remain intact for the foreseeable future. The record for most consecutive 40-point games is 14 by Chamberlain in 1961. He did it 63 times in the ’61-62 season.
So although Kobe is not chasing Wilt, everyone else in the NBA is chasing Bryant for the Most Valuable Player award.
That’s my personal opinion, and if you click on the video above you can learn my clubhouse leaders in the races for Rookie of the Year and Sixth Man award.