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LeBron James says Kevin Durant deserves the MVP award

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LeBron James, who has won the MVP award the last two seasons, thinks the honor should go to Kevin Durant this year.

“I would say he’s the most consistent basketball player as far as the MVP this year, man,” James said Wednesday, via ESPN.com’s Miami Heat Index. “He’s put up some great numbers.”

Durant is averaging 32 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists a game for the Thunder, which is in second place in the Western Conference with a record of 57-21. 

Durant has been dominant all season, even breaking Michael Jordan’s record of most consecutive games with at least 25 points this month when he scored 25-plus in 41 consecutive games.

He has never won the MVP award. 

Added James: “I think KD has had one heck of a season.  And, you know, if he’s rewarded with the MVP, it would be great. It would be awesome for him, for his family. He’s played MVP-type basketball. I don’t really get caught up into what people say. At the end of the day, they have their own votes and they go from there.”

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