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LeBron James says Kevin Durant deserves to be MVP

May 5, 2014, 4:59 PM EDT

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Kevin Durant will be announced as the NBA’s MVP later this week, the first win of the ward for KD.

The guy who will come in second is good with that.

As the Heat focus on their second round series against the Nets, LeBron James (he of the four NBA MVPs) told the Associated Press he is good with that.

“Much respect to him and he deserves it. He had a big-time MVP season.”

What else is he going to say?

You can make a case for LeBron if you want, and I’ll agree that peak LeBron James is better than peak Durant. LeBron is a better passer, a better defender, he has more versatility.

But Durant is right on his heels and more was asked of KD — with Russell Westbrook out the Thunder getting the second seed was all about the play of Durant. He averaged 32 points a game on 50.3 percent shooting, all drawing constant double teams.

Durant earned it. Even LeBron recognizes that.

  1. Jeff - May 6, 2014 at 5:24 AM

    James is so magnanimous.

  2. newyorkball82 - May 6, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    @redbaronx
    Thank you for proving some of my points and also missing most of them. “Fans” are people who are “fanatics” about a team or an individual sure, but I live in SoFlo and I’ve seen these so called fans that you are talking about and they aren’t fans at all. They only pay attention when the heat are winning and when they are losing they are quick to make excuses or stop watching until they start winning again. People who aren’t necessarily heat fans based upon location or are just obsessed with on me player tend to only focus on him and not take into account what other guys in the league do.

  3. newyorkball82 - May 6, 2014 at 8:16 AM

    Also he did try to win a championship by himself in Cleveland. You even backed up the point I was trying to make in saying his team wasn’t that good. His surrounding cast wasn’t that good. He needs stars around him to win

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