What does it take to win the Most Valuable Player award?
Is it given to the best player of the league?
Or is it given to the player with the best season in the league?
These are just some of the many questions that are raised whenever a MVP discussion is brought up. Other factors like statistics, media story, and team success all play a role in deciding who gets the prized accolade of the regular season.
Last year, we saw two colossal gladiators face-off. Kevin Durant and LeBron James both had statistically great years, and both led their teams deep into the playoffs. But when it came down to it, Durant ended up winning it, putting up stats that hadn’t been seen before since Michael Jordan in 1992-93.
With his first MVP in the bag, are we entering a shift of power in the MVP race? Has the baton been passed onto Durant?
We don’t know for certain if Durant will go on a tear, stringing together a multitude of MVP titles, but I do believe that he will be next season’s MVP.