Kevin Durant has been having a break-out season for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He's been lights out and is currently the NBA Leading Scorer averaging 29.9 Points Per Game. However, it's tough to say who should get MVP Honours when you're battling with LeBron James, who is averaging 29.7 Points Per Game. And when you look at all around statistics, yes LeBron's numbers slighlty over-power Durant's, but when you examine the teams that both of these Small Forwards play for, and the conference that they play in, Durant has had his work cut out for him and has not been failing to succeed. LeBron James and the Cavs now have a pretty good core of players such as Anthony Parker, Mo Williams, Delonte West, Anton Jamison, Varajuo, and Big Z. It's been proven before that your numbers largely improve when you're playing with better players. Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder were one of the worst teams in the NBA last season. But this season, there has been a huge turn-around in the Thunder, and a HUGE part of this turn-around is thanks to Kevin Durant. And like I said earlier, if you examine the conferences these players play in. James & the Cavs play in the East which has proven to be the easier conference by a large amount over the years. I mean, the 8th place team in the East is 2 games below .500%. While in the west, the 8th place team, which is currently OKC, are 48-30, 18 games above .500%. And not to mention that the West is exteremly tight, as the 2nd seeded team and the 8th seeded team are only split by 3.5 games! LeBron James has had another great season, as always, but it's kind of expected from LeBron James isn't it? While Kevin Durant, the leading NBA scorer right now, has exploded and I don't think anyone was expecting this good of a season from Durant, he's carried his team into the NBA playoffs and he deserves the NBA Most Valuable Player Award for the 2009-2010 NBA Season.
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