Lakers > than any one individual on the team... that means I want a title more than anything.
That being said, I have no idea how they decide the MVP for the league. There are so many different dimensions that you can look at it from and they have no published decision criteria that I am aware of.
In my mind, this is Kobe's best year of his career as a player and a leader. But thats me. Perhaps his "mental divorce" over the summer helped him to let go a little bit to focus on developing his team rather than controling it.