NBA: LeBron James’ Only MVP Competition Is Kevin Durant

March 4th, 2010 by Greg Riot Leave a reply »
By now there’s no question that you’ve heard of Kevin Durant. As the star of Kobe Bryant fades over the next three years, we as basketball fans thankfully don’t have to search high and low for LeBron’s biggest threat. He already lives and breathes for the Oklahoma City Thunder. The question for the 2009-10 NBA basketball betting season is whether Durant has done enough this season to usurp LeBron from his MVP throne.

The reason Durant is even being mentioned in the conversation is because he was chasing Michael Jordan for the most consecutive 25 point games in a season. The streak sadly ended a week ago when Durant “only” scored 21 points against Sacramento, halting his personal record at 29 games. Durant has failed to score 25 points just six times this season, and using the word “failed” doesn’t even seem appropriate. In comparison, James has scored less than 25 points in 11 games this season.

While we’re playing the numbers game, let’s not forget that James has the best stats of any player in the league right now. It also goes without saying that Cleveland touts the best record ...

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