As it stands right now, Lebron James is a freight train crashing toward another MVP trophy at the end of the season. The only player who has any hope of stopping him is Kevin Durant.
After leading many MVP polls in the beginning months of the season, Durant has fallen behind James again, who is averaging 30.2 points, 7.6 rebounds and 6.7 assists on 66.3 percent shooting from the field in February. Durant has not played poorly during that stretch (he has averaged 25.7 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists), but he has not been able to match the level at which James is playing.
There are three areas Durant can focus on in order to at least catch James in the MVP race. None of them will be easy, but none are impossible either.
The most telling stat that separated the two in February was this: the Miami Heat went 9-1 while the Oklahoma City Thunder went 5-4. The biggest key to winning an MVP might be the most unfair one, being that your team must win games.
The Thunder did this during the first part of the NBA season, but they have cooled off considerably in the last month. The Heat are doi ...
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