102013-14 Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder)

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In the nineties Charles Barkley and Karl Malone each stole MVP awards from Michael Jordan. I say “stole” because some voters like variety and giving out the MVP to Jordan each year was too easy.

In 2013-14, Durant stole the MVP award from LeBron James. Not to say Durant wasn’t deserving, he clearly was a top player in the league (along with James), but in hindsight James still had the better overall season and meant more to his team. Durant started 2014-15 with injury, but bounced back nicely. It’s too early to tell with Durant, but I know I’m not sold on him being the very best in the league. Durant has many years to prove me wrong on this one.

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