Is Kevin Durant the MVP?
Before the season, some believed LeBron James would be dethroned as NBA MVP simply because voters got tired of him. Halfway through, and it's looking like the King won't win ... but not due to voter fatigue. There's a certain player by the name of Kevin Durant who is absolutely burning up the league. On Wednesday night, he scored 36 points on 22 shots in a win at the San Antonio Spurs, one night after tallying 46 points on 25 shots in a win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Four nights earlier he had 54 points on 28 shots against the Golden State Warriors. All of this is happening while Russell Westbrook is out for the Oklahoma City Thunder, who moved to 33-10 after beating San Antonio. Durant (30.9 PPG) is well ahead of James (26.2) in scoring, and his player efficiency rating is better as well. Is KD the sure MVP?