He is the league MVP and the one player that can take over a game. NBA Finals betting odds have Kobe as the favorite to win the MVP of the series, even if the Lakers don’t win the title.
NBA Finals odds are oftentimes dominated by the superstar players. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Dwayne Wade, Shaquille O’Neal, etc. are players that have influenced NBA Finals odds. If the Los Angeles Lakers are to win in 2008 NBA Finals odds they will need Kobe to dominate. The Boston Celtics had the best record in the NBA during the 2008 season and have home court edge in NBA Finals odds. They do not, however, have the best player in the series. Kobe can win games by himself and if the Lakers are to win in NBA Finals odds he may have to do just that. His supporting cast during the season looked strong but in NBA Finals odds it has looked weak. Lamar Odom is a stiff that rarely plays well, Pau Gasol looks tired while Derek Fisher has his ups and downs. The good news for the Lakers is that the Celtics big three has also been inconsistent in NBA Finals odds. Kevin Garnett looks like he doesn’t like the big stage. Paul Pierce is great at home but weak on the road and Ray Allen is totally unpredictable.
The one constant in NBA Finals odds during the 2008 NBA Finals has been Kobe. For the Lakers to win in 2008 NBA Finals odds they must have Kobe play like a league MVP. Just good or average performances will not be enough for the Lakers in NBA Finals betting odds. He must be super. If the Celtics steal even one game in Los Angeles in NBA Finals odds the series is over. The Lakers will not win both Game 6 and Game 7 in Boston. They can, however, win one of those games but for that to happen, they must hold serve at home. Kobe is the key for the Lakers in NBA Finals betting odds. He is the favorite to win the MVP of the series and for the Lakers to win in NBA Finals betting odds he must do just that.