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Race to the MVP pt. III

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Post#436 Re: Race to the MVP pt. III
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:26 am by spearsy23

I feel bad for Shawn marion
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Post#437 Re: Race to the MVP pt. III
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:30 am by imchillin

IG2 wrote:Man, Durant just won't give LeBron an inch, will he? I thought LeBron was going to make-up some ground once the game went to OT, but Durant just took over. He is completely unperturbed by being "cold". He will still continue to approach the game like nothing has changed, which is the quality of a truly special player. Especially when you have the game to justify it. MJ had it. Kobe had it. Now Durant. This is an invaluable quality to possesses and the boxscore doesn't capture it, but it leads to a lot of Ws when there should be L's.



people blow this "it" up too much. in my opinion if you can shoot you can shoot. which is why melo is "clutch", durant is "clutch", dirk is "clutch", pierce is "clutch", mj was "clutch", kobe is "clutch"

if you can shoot you can shoot, pressure or no pressure. mental matters ofcourse but durant can shoot period so it doesn't really matter what time of the game it is...hes a scorer
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Post#438 Re: Race to the MVP pt. III
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:37 am by KingCuban

Krodis wrote:Durant will also move ahead of Melo into 2nd in scoring, less than half a point behind Kobe. If Durant can win the scoring title with a TS% of .650, while leading the Thunder to the best offense and best record in the league...

Well, that would be a pretty remarkable offensive season.


If this happens, he is a lock for MVP.
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Post#439 Re: Race to the MVP pt. III
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:44 am by fallacy

This is only Durant's 4th game of shooting 30 field goals, Lebron had 22 when he was 24, Kobe had 27, Jordan had 36 (In only 3 seasons)


I wish Durant would shoot more.. :(
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Post#440 Re: Race to the MVP pt. III
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:48 am by NaturalThunder

fallacy wrote:here's a better quality game winner for Durant


Wow, didn't realize how close Marion was to blocking the shot. I had a strange calm about me during the game tonight after we blew of the lead and were on the verge of losing. Even with Durant struggling and missing a lot of shots he normally makes, I remained calm because I just had this feeling he was going to come through with one or two big shots down the stretch. It's gotten to the point where I think I've gotten too spoiled by him. Now, anytime OKC is in tight game in the fourth quarter or OT, I just expect Durant to make a shot(s) when the team needs it.
GetItDone wrote:Durant continues to be the most overrated player in basketball.
Once again disappears in the 4th. On paper it looks like he played good, but he wasn't anything great. When defenses get tighter Durant gets exposed. He can't do much besides shoot jumpers.
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Post#441 Re: Race to the MVP pt. III
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:54 am by imchillin

fallacy wrote:This is only Durant's 4th game of shooting 30 field goals, Lebron had 22 when he was 24, Kobe had 27, Jordan had 36 (In only 3 seasons)


I wish Durant would shoot more.. :(


he has a great team, why? smh you swear hes playing with the cavs the way you hype it up smh
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Post#442 Re: Race to the MVP pt. III
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:55 am by Doctor MJ

fallacy wrote:This is only Durant's 4th game of shooting 30 field goals, Lebron had 22 when he was 24, Kobe had 27, Jordan had 36 (In only 3 seasons)

I wish Durant would shoot more.. :(


It would be very interesting to see how Durant would have developed either without Westbrook, or with a Westbrook who wasn't used as a dominant point guard.
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Post#443 Re: Race to the MVP pt. III
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:39 am by NaturalThunder

Doctor MJ wrote:It would be very interesting to see how Durant would have developed either without Westbrook, or with a Westbrook who wasn't used as a dominant point guard.

I agree. He sorta had the team and scoring load to himself as a rookie and his second season. Even year two is a stretch because Jeff Green and Westbrook both averaged around 15 PPG. By year three Westbrook had emerged as a 20 PPG scorer. As a Thunder fan I'm glad things have developed and worked out this way. However, I'd be lying if I said a part of me didn't wish Durant had gotten to play with similar casts to what Jordan and LeBron had their first 5+ years in the league. 2012 and 2013 Durant, with a ridiculously unfair scoring arsenal, would put up some monster scoring numbers on a team like that. I mean is it too far of stretch to say he'd average 32-35 PPG? Because I think right now, if he was put in the right situation, he would flirt with 35 PPG. Maybe not average that many per game, but somewhere in the 32-33 range. I don't now, maybe that's too much. I'm just speculating.
GetItDone wrote:Durant continues to be the most overrated player in basketball.
Once again disappears in the 4th. On paper it looks like he played good, but he wasn't anything great. When defenses get tighter Durant gets exposed. He can't do much besides shoot jumpers.
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Post#444 Re: Race to the MVP pt. III
Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:31 am by TwentyOne920

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PurpleRooster wrote:While OKC has a better record than Miami, I still have James and Durant neck and neck if not James slightly ahead.

I only say this because if you watch the Heat James literally does EVERYTHING for that team. He is the leading scorer, rebounder, play maker, their best defender.

Bosh and Wade consistently can afford off nights, but James absolutely cannot. He is the through line and the constant.

The dude is the best player in the world, and the very definition of most valuable as well.

Nobody does more for their team than James right now.


Thank you. Someone gets it.

The only way Durant wins this year is if his team finishes with a far better record than the Heat, or the media gets voter fatigue with LeBron.

That DOES NOT mean he is the most valuable player in the league (IMO). That has been LeBron for about 5-6 consecutive years.


As much as I like LeBron it will be his fourth award in five years. MJ didn't win it at that rate, and if there's something the media dislikes it's to implicitly deny that anyone can surpass him as the GOAT.

Of course, MJ did just surpass Magic/Bird, who in turn took over after Kareem...
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Post#445 Re: Race to the MVP pt. III
Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:13 am by branny

spearsy23 wrote:I feel bad for Shawn marion

Need revenge sooner or later..
NaturalThunder wrote:OKC killing Serge's MVP candidacy...2-0 without Ibaka on the season.
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Post#446 Re: Race to the MVP pt. III
Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:16 am by ShowTimeERA

1. Durant


2. Paul/Lebron


Everyone else is irrelevant
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Post#447 Re: Race to the MVP pt. III
Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:29 am by shmeakone

1. Durant



2. LeBron
3. Paul

4. Melo
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Post#448 Re: Race to the MVP pt. III
Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:31 am by jayjamesson

21FT's won't cut it. It's Lebron's to lose.
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Post#449 Re: Race to the MVP pt. III
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:31 am by kamelion4291

13-31 and only 1 assist in 50 minutes. LeBron just got done with a 17-25 game for comparison. I'll never understand why Durant continues to get every single foul call. For all the hype about Durant's TS%, he's still less effective than LeBron at actually making shots. His TS% is bumped up a good chunk because of all the free throws he gets. He takes less shots at the rim compared to LeBron but shoots 50% more free throws.

I don't get it.
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Post#450 Re: Race to the MVP pt. III
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:46 am by KDgoat

It's still between Lebron and Durant without much separating the 2.

Honestly, KD got a ton of questionable fouls called against Dallas. Meanwhile, I watched the Heat-Lakers game again, and Lebron was pounding it inside, going hard to the rim on numerous occasions and got fouled 4 times.

You can't simply look at the point total and go "O wow, Durant suddenly took 4 strides forward while Lebron took 1 backward". I care more about efficiency, and while KD went a crazy 21-21 from the line, he was only 13-31 from the field. I was honestly more impressed by Lebron his game against the Lakers, than KD against the Mavericks. It's hard to admit (well, not really), but that's how I see things.
I'd also like to see KD handle the ball better. Even though it's not his primary role, on a team like ours you have to net more than 1 assist in 50 minutes of play (and 4 TOs, compared to Lebron his 8/2 in 42).

KD his 0.42 free throws per minute against Dallas, compared to Lebron his 0.09 against a team like LA is almost too ridiculous. Especially considering the playstyle of both players.
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Post#451 Re: Race to the MVP pt. III
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:57 am by NaturalThunder

And this is what I figured was going to start happening after Durant dropped 52 last night. People are using that as the standard or measuring stick for him and comparing it to LeBron's game against the Lakers. Nevermind that Durant's probably had 10 games this season alone better than last night's game. I mean it was just a week ago he put up 42-8-5 against the Lakers, and had his 40 midway through the third quarter on ridicuous efficiency. People were already going crazy over LeBron's game two nights ago in LA, but now they're using Durant's ref-aided 50 point game to say "told you so."
GetItDone wrote:Durant continues to be the most overrated player in basketball.
Once again disappears in the 4th. On paper it looks like he played good, but he wasn't anything great. When defenses get tighter Durant gets exposed. He can't do much besides shoot jumpers.
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Post#452 Re: Race to the MVP pt. III
Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:23 am by SweetTouch

Big game for KD
Good to see him light up Marion, only for him to start bitching after the game
Stop being so disrespectful.
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Post#453 Re: Race to the MVP pt. III
Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:07 pm by LBJ-ITALY

1- Durant
2-Lebron
And?! who cares! they are the best 2 players in the world! however KD is favourite to win it, because OKC has a better record!
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Post#454 Re: Race to the MVP pt. III
Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:19 pm by Hero

jayjamesson wrote:21FT's won't cut it. It's Lebron's to lose.


21 free throws :o Is that a season high?
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Post#455 Re: Race to the MVP pt. III
Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:31 pm by Left Side Drive

Hero wrote:
jayjamesson wrote:21FT's won't cut it. It's Lebron's to lose.


21 free throws :o Is that a season high?

Yes, he almost broke the all-time record of 23 FTM with no misses.
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