Kevin Durant or LeBron James for MVP? It’s Not Even Close

March 22nd, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
There are some assumptions made concerning the NBA which are so wrong that they are close to blasphemy. The one which says Kevin Durant is pushing LeBron James for the league's MVP award is one of them.

The MVP award is without question one of the most subjective achievements in the NBA, but this season James has come as close to changing that perception since a player by the name of Michael Jordan roamed the court.

James is simply having one of the best seasons in the history of our storied game, and even though his numbers are impressive, his impact on his team and the league define what a real MVP is.

Durant can hold his own with James when it comes to scoring, as his 29.5 points per game are second only to James' 29.7. He fares well when comparing rebounding numbers also with his 7.5 compared to James' 7.3.

But that's about as far as the comparison goes, because James has a better shooting percentage, better assist numbers, and he is the best player for what is currently the NBA's best team.

I can understand the reasoning in elevating Durant to James' status, regardless of how misguided it is, but what I can't underst ...

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