HIs name is Kevin Durant, a 6' 9" 230 lb swingman...F/G, Small Forward, SG, who was born in Washington, D.C. and played High School Basketball in and around the states of Maryland and Virgina. You can follow him @KevinDurant35 on Twitter. Durant, who played 1 outstanding year at The University of Texas, was the 2nd overall pick by the Seattle Supersonics in the 2007 NBA Draft.
After averaging 20.3 ppg for the Sonics during the 2007-08 NBA Season, Durant won the NBA Rookie of The Year award. The following season Durant averaged 25.3 ppg with 6.5 rpg. He also scored 46 points taking home the MVP honors during the Freshmen/Sophomore game at All-Star Weekend 2009 in Phoenix. Durant has been chosen to play in his first ever NBA All-Star game next weekend in Dallas.
For the 2009-10 season, Kevin Durant is leading the NBA averaging just about 30 points per game to go along with 7 boards each game as well. He's had at least 25 points in each of his last 23 games -- a feat that Kobe, LeBron and Carmelo Anthony have never accomplished and no one else in the History of the NBA has ever done at as young of age as Durant is at 21.
King James wins the MVP again if the Cavs get the best record in the NBA, but Kobe and Melo will be pushing LeBron all the way to game 82. Heck, even Dirk has a chance if the Mavs were to go on a 10-15 game winning streak, but is it not time to add Kevin Durant to this year's NBA MVP discussion???
The last 27 MVPs have been awarded to players whose teams won at least 50 games. Only seven times has an MVP come from a team that didn't win at least 50. The Sonics won 20 games in 2007-08 and the Oklahoma City Thunder won 23 games in their inaugural season of 2008-09. LIke I noted at the top, the Thunder have won 28 games this season, and they have 33 games left.
So what’s your take? Can the “Durantula” actually win the 2009-10 NBA MVP Award?