Oklahoma City Thunder Writer
Through the first three months of the season Kevin Durant has dominated the NBA. Now all of a sudden Lebron has a few good games and he is considered a lock to win the MVP award again. Why? Durant’s numbers haven’t slipped as he is averaging 35 points over his last 5 games. Lebron has averaged 37 over his last 8 games. Is that a big enough difference to push him ahead? Absolutely not. Then why has Lebron forged ahead? Its all in the Lebron hype that the NBA keeps pushing.
It started ever since Lebron came into the league when he was anointed the King. He couldn’t hack it in Cleveland so he left to find his so called big three. He was terrible in the finals against Dallas even though the refs did everything they could to help Miami. We all know that David Stern did not want Mark Cuban to win a title. He finally stepped up against OKC although again the refs bailed Miami out giving him his first title. The championship against the Spurs was all but lost until Ray Allen saved them. Again Miami was outplayed but a missed free throw and a fortunate rebound gave them a title.
Fast forward to this year when Russell Westbrook gets hurt in December and KD elevates his game even higher leading OKC to the best record in the west. He clearly was dominating the league while Westbrook was out. Now Westbrook is back and Durant still can’t be stopped but Lebron is the golden boy so the media and the NBA wants everyone to believe that Lebron has elevated his game also.
Lets put stats aside for a second. OKC has compiled the best record in the Western Confererence. Miami has lost 10 games in the Eastern Conference which until recently resembled a car wreck. Miami has one team standing between them and another finals appearance while the west has seven solid contenders for OKC to deal with. Miami has less competition which means Lebron gets to pad his stats against bad teams.
Durant is averaging 5 more points a game than Lebron. He averages more rebounds and blocks per game. He is only one assist per game behind Lebron. So team stats are better and individual stats are better yet we are led to believe that Lebron has surpassed KD in the MVP voting. Its time to stop the hype. The NBA and the media need to recognize that their is a new sheriff in town and his name is Kevin Durant.
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