A lot of the ESPN writers voted for either Chris Paul or LeBron James (what else is new?) to be named the league MVP this season. I chose Kevin Durant and I’m sticking to it. Yes, we’re only 4 games into the season and Durant’s averaging 31 points per game and shooting 56 percent from the field (which I’m sure will drop at some point), but now is his time.
In a 48-minute shootout tonight against Dallas and with 1.4 seconds on the clock, down by 1 after Vince Carter hit a go-ahead 3 pointer to give the Mavericks a 102-101 lead, the entire arena knows the ball is going to Durant, and with good reason. Given a great pick set by James Harden to free Durant from Shawn Marion, it gave KD just enough time (.2 seconds) to put the nail in the coffin. Best shot of the season thus far? I think so.