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Byron Scott jokes Kobe should be in MVP conversation

Los Angeles Lakers v Minnesota Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 14: Byron Scott of the Los Angeles Lakers speaks with Kobe Bryant #24 during a time out in the fourth quarter of the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on December 14, 2014 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 100-94. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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He was joking, folks.

That tweet led to some amusing lines on Twitter, but listen to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News and others tell it and Scott was not serious. Let’s hope not.

Scott said he was biased toward Chris Paul in the MVP race — Scott coached CP3 in New Orleans — then made the joke.

Scott has done a very good job this season of towing the company line. Better job than he has done coaching. Because we all know even in a year where some MVP candidates missed some time — Russell Westbrook, LeBron James — nobody thinks Kobe’s 35 games cuts it. Or his 37 percent shooting.

This was just Scott having some fun. Although if you read twitter you realize jokes don’t always translate well.