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The Phenomenal One and WWE's Rockstar clash with The New Face of America and The Showoff in SmackDown LIVE's main event.05/23/2017 - 22:45
The Fashion Police get another chance to dethrone The Usos as SmackDown Tag Team Champions.05/23/2017 - 22:30
Tyler Breeze takes on Jey Uso, and Fandango battles Jimmy Uso in one-on-one competition.05/23/2017 - 22:30
Jinder Mahal throws a lavish Punjabi Celebration in honor of his WWE Championship victory at WWE Backlash.05/23/2017 - 22:15
When the SmackDown LIVE women all try to make their case for a title opportunity, Commissioner Shane McMahon announces a huge match for next week.05/23/2017 - 22:00
In a rematch from WWE Backlash, The Underdog from the Underground tries to make it two in a row against The Lone Wolf.05/23/2017 - 22:00
After Shane McMahon makes the match official, tensions rise between the participants in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match.05/23/2017 - 21:30
After a crushing defeat at WWE Backlash, Breezango, SmackDown LIVE's Fashion Police, dejectedly attempt to turn in their badges to Commissioner Shane McMahon.05/23/2017 - 21:30
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The eerie Erick Rowan creeps around backstage with an unsettling mask.05/23/2017 - 19:30
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MVP weighs in on NBA's MVP
In May, Kobe Bryant received the 2007-08 NBA Most Valuable Player award, after leading his team to a 57-25 record and the 2008 NBA Finals, which begin tonight.
The Los Angeles Lakers guard was also the NBA's leading scorer during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons, including an astonishing 81-point performance in January 2006, the second most in NBA history. However, with his first MVP award, Bryant has attracted the attention of one WWE Superstar who thinks Kobe is an impostor -- SmackDown Superstar Montel Vontavious Porter -- MVP.
"[Bryant is] only considered the best player in the sport of basketball," MVP stated. "I'm multi-faceted. I'm the best in every sport -- basketball, football, boxing -- whatever. I've proven that. I'm better than everyone at everything. That's why I'm the highest-paid athlete on SmackDown."
In September 2006, then-General Manager Theodore Long and MVP agreed on a lucrative contract, one which Porter earned from being pitched as the "most talented free agent in the game." With his cocky attitude and in-ring prowess, MVP quickly climbed the ranks of WWE, defeating the likes of Kane, Ric Flair and Batista, among others. Porter also captured the United States Championship, becoming the longest reigning U.S. Champion in WWE. Now, however, the Ballin' Superstar wants to enforce that he will always be MVP.
"[Bryant] needed a bunch of writers to tell him he's the NBA's MVP. I am MVP, and I don't need a bunch of geeks to tell me that." MVP continued, "You see, he's going to lose that distinction next year to another wannabe. I always and forever will be the most valuable player on SmackDown, and the highest-paid athlete in sports-entertainment history."