Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 4/19/12
The NBA MVP debate has heated up, then cooled down. Then it heated up again, and then it cooled down, again. It seems that the MVP has come down to two players: Miami Heat forward LeBron James and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant. Durant also has an argument for the award. He is averaging 27.8 ppg and 8 rpg. While he doesn’t boast the same assists per game like LeBron, Durant does something that James doesn’t: hits game-winning shots. Durant also shoots better from the free-throw and three-point lines and blocks more shots per game than James. But both players have their teams in second place in their respective conferences. The Thunder is trying to catch the Western Conference leading San Antonio Spurs and Tony Parker. Yes, I have started to support TP for MVP and here is my case for him: Steve Nash won back-to-back MVP’s in ’04-’05 and ’05-’06. In ’04-’05 Nash’s team had a record of 62-20, best in the league. His numbers were pretty good: 15.5 ppg and 11.5 apg with sho...
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