Sorry LeBron, But Kevin Durant Is the Real NBA MVP

February 22nd, 2010 by kevin roberts Leave a reply »
I get it.

Kevin Durant is young.

He's only in his third year.

And while he has his Thunder vying for the NBA playoffs, he's unlikely to lead them to a title this year.

Agreed, Durant won't win the MVP award this year, but he should .

This isn't about LeBron James. But if it were, I'd let you know that he has Shaquille O'Neal; he just got Antawn Jamison; and he has been at the same level for years.

His team is better, sure, but how much has truly changed?

He won the MVP last year, too, so what has he done so greatly that suggests he automatically wins this award?

Again, this isn't about James, so I'll stop there.

This isn't about Kobe Bryant, either.

The guy has always been this good; the Lakers are the reigning champs; and he has quite possibly the best supporting cast in the entire league with Lamar Odom, Ron Artest, and Pau Gasol.

And while I definitely give a ton of credit to Dirk Nowitzki, Steve Nash, and Carmelo Anthony, all of those players have better supporting casts.

So, why Durant?

Let's start with the fact that he's ...

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