Why Dwyane Wade, Not Kevin Durant, Will Be the 2011 NBA MVP

September 8th, 2010 by Robert Felton Leave a reply »
From the amount of attention that Kevin Durant has received since his Oklahoma City Thunder were ousted by the L.A. Lakers, I would have assumed his team had bowed out in overtime of Game 7 of the conference finals, rather than Game 6 of the first round.

Because of that one series, Durant has been crowned by some to be the odds on favorite to win next year's NBA MVP award, despite the fact that his scoring dropped from his season average of 30 PPG to 25 in that series, and he was harassed by Ron Artest into shooting an abysmal 35 percent.

Dwyane Wade and LeBron James have been largely dismissed as serious contenders for the award because, by playing together, their statistics will decline and neither player will stand out. This ignores the fact that James and Wade's impact on the game transcends merely stat sheets.

But while assessing the landscape of contenders in the running for the award, I can't help but think that next season, Dwayne Wade will win the award, and not Kevin Durant.

Here are just a few reasons why:


Wade's Team Will Assuredly See An Improvement in Wins ...

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