Kevin Durant won the first MVP award of his career, after spending six seasons in the NBA. He deserved the award 100 percent and even his strongest rival in this race, LeBron James, admitted that. KD recorded a marvelous season, putting up huge performances, especially during the time that Russell Westbrook was out with an injury. Nonetheless, in the end, the Oklahoma City … [Read more...] about Is OKC’s Kevin Durant the real MVP?
Kevin Durant MVP
Can Kevin Durant finally lead OKC to the title this year?
Kevin Durant was just recently named the MVP of the 2013 – 2014 NBA season. Almost anyone around the NBA world expected him to earn the trophy. Even the four-time MVP LeBron James endorsed KD this year, stating that he clearly deserves the title. Although it took them seven games, the Thunder eventually made it to the Western Semis. The big question for Durant, Russell … [Read more...] about Can Kevin Durant finally lead OKC to the title this year?
Comparing NBA MVP Candidates to the 2011 Best Picture Nominees
The NBA season is over two thirds complete, so what better way to look at MVP candidates than to parallel them with my ranking of the Best Picture nominees for this Sunday’s Academy Awards. With my Minnesota Timberwolves playing as poorly as they have this season, I’ve been able to catch plenty of movies this winter. Lets get to it. (Note: All stats are through Thursday … [Read more...] about Comparing NBA MVP Candidates to the 2011 Best Picture Nominees
OKC Thunder’s Kevin Durant Mentors Indiana Hoosiers’ Maurice Creek
In my job, I do a ton of college basketball interviews. And one of my favorite questions to ask players at the collegiate level is "do you have any NBA role models?" Or "even if you don't model your game on someone, is there anyone you look up to as a favorite player in the league?" Over the span of 2008-09, the most common answer I received was Kevin Garnett of the Boston … [Read more...] about OKC Thunder’s Kevin Durant Mentors Indiana Hoosiers’ Maurice Creek
Durant, Thunder Among NBA’s Best
Do you think Sam Presti sends fruit baskets to the Portland Trail Blazers franchise on a weekly basis as a “thank you” for them passing on Kevin Durant and having him fall right into the Oklahoma City Thunder’s lap? OKC is rising up the ranks of the NBA and a sexy pick to de-throne the Lakers in the Western Conference. As long as they have Durant and an improving supporting … [Read more...] about Durant, Thunder Among NBA’s Best