Bryant Named Player of the Week… Again

NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2012 – The Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant today was named the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 9, through Sunday, Jan. 15.

Bryant guided the Lakers to a 3-1 week, and led the league in scoring with a 43.0 average. Bryant tallied 40-plus points in each of the Lakers’ four games. The Lakers opened the week with a 99-83 win over the Phoenix Suns on Jan. 10, fueled by Bryant’s 48 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals. Bryant’s 32.0-point scoring average is tops in the league.

Jan. 10 vs. Phoenix: Racked up 48 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals in a 99-83 victory over the Suns.
Jan. 11 @ Utah: Tallied 40 points and added eight rebounds during a 90-87 win over the Jazz.
Jan. 13 vs. Cleveland: Posted 42 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals as the Lakers bested the Cavaliers 97-92.

This marked the 30th time in Bryant’s career that he was named Player of the Week.