Who is the MVP? LeBron James or Kevin Durant?
LeBron James and Kevin Durant are in the middle of an epic NBA MVP race.
Both are playing out their minds, and are scoring at unbelievable paces right now. But who is the MVP with 42 days in the regular season left?
Let’s start with the King’s case:
The masked man dropped a career-high and Miami Heat franchise-record 61 points on Monday night against the Charlotte Bobcats. James turned in a spectacular shooting night, going 22-of-33, and 8-of-10 from long range. The reigning MVP also dished out five assists, and had seven rebounds.
Watch this if you have any doubts: LeBron Drops 61 on Bobcats
On the season, James is averaging 27.4 points, 6.9 rebounds, 6.4 assists, and shooting 58.2% from field.
Now, moving on Durant’s case.
Durant has cooled off a bit since a blazing hot January. He had eight 30-point games, four 40-point games and a fifty-point game to start off the new year. In February, he had four 30-point games, and three 30-point games. Last night, he answered LeBron’s 61-point game with a 42-point performance of his own against the Philadelphia 76ers.
On the year, Durant is averaging 31.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and shooting 51.0% from the field.
Both James and Durant are beautiful to watch, and haven’t disappointed yet, making the rest of the season exciting for NBA fans.
Watch these NBA highlights to recap their duel this season: LeBron and Durant Head-to-Head