Why Durantula Should Be Crowned The NBAs Most Valuable Player

John FlahContributor IFebruary 22, 2010

CHICAGO - JANUARY 04: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder moves the ball against John Salmons #15 of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on January 4, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Thunder defeated the Bulls 98-85. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Now I know what your thinking. Durant is worse in every stat to LeBron. However, last time I checked the award is called the Most Valuable Player award not the Most Outstanding Player award. Could You imagine where the Thunder would be without Kevin Durant? 

They'd be losing a guy who has 25 points in over 25 straight games. If Durant didn't play those games I'm willing to bet they would have lost over half of the games they won during this streak. Because without Durant the Thunders main go to guy would be who? Russel Westbrook? James Harden? Both are decent players but they aren't able to lead a team like the Thunder into the playoffs. Right now, if the playoffs started today, the Thunder would have the 5th seed in the West. THE 5th SEED! Without Durant the only good thing for the Thunder would be that they'd be staring at the #2 spot in the lottery, behind the Nets of course.

So once again I ask you if you really think about it....

Who is really the Most Valuable Player for their team?