Kevin Durant deserves MVP votes

LeBron James was NBA's best this season, but don't discount thunderous rise

Updated: April 16, 2010, 4:11 PM ET
By Jemele Hill | ESPN.com

I don't want to give LeBron James the Michael Jordan treatment.

Meaning, I don't want to take LeBron's immense talent for granted. I want to remain in awe of the fact he's a walking triple-double and appreciate that he has such a rare combination of physical abilities that it's almost like he was made in a lab.

When Karl Malone and Charles Barkley won MVPs during the Jordan era of the NBA, there was a strong sense Jordan lost only because voters were fatigued. ...

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