The NBA MVP race in 2012-13 has many threats to its two leading contenders, Kevin Durant and LeBron James.
With respect to those two players, a question arises as to whether the media will factor Durant's "overdue" tag into next year's vote (a la Karl Malone over Michael Jordan in 1997).
Although Durant has posted monstrous offensive numbers for a very successful Oklahoma City Thunder team the last two years, he has yet to win an MVP award.
Can any of the other candidates supplant James and Durant for the trophy instead, and just what will it take for them to do so?
The following segment predicts the top 10 NBA MVP candidates for the 2012-13 season. Because the MVP award and a candidate's team record goes hand in hand, the latter is predicted as well.